Gov. Chris Christie released his initial 2016 budget proposal on Tuesday, calling for a $33.8 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. But he spent most of his budget address telling the Legislature that the pension-liability crisis is the biggest problem ailing New Jersey and that he had a plan to fix it. He boasted of agreements with the state’s largest teachers union, the New Jersey Education Association, and pledged he would approve no new taxes.
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