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New Jersey Governor Christie Warns Of Possible Tax Increases

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – During a town hall meeting in Evesham this past week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a warning for residents throughout the state. A decision due shortly from the state’s highest court could have some dramatic effects on everyone.

It’s the ruling everyone under the golden dome in Trenton is waiting for. Will the state Supreme Court order an extra $1.7 billion in state funding for 33 financially challenged school districts?

If they do, Governor Christie says he’ll be left between the proverbial rock and hard place.

“Either we’re going to face massive tax increases to pay for this or we’re going to have massive cuts in spending,” he said.

How massive? Well, they could hike the sales tax from seven to nine percent, or cut all state aid to municipalities. Neither would cover the tab entirely and those are just examples, not plans at this point. But the Governor insists throwing more money at those schools hasn’t improved performance in the past and it would be foolish to do it again.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio

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  • William Jackson

    He had the money to use for those school systems,but he used it for his pet project-feeding the rich,and helping his staff.And he though that the courts would just let him get away with taking money from the minority school systems.
    Well the courts did what was right.
    First he said that he would ignore the court order,until they told him he could wind up with a contempt citation.So now he will pit the different parts of the state against each other.What he is saying is that because we have to provide these 33 school system with the required money to teach their students,I have to raise your taxes.And he will find a way to blame the teachers union,and the municipal unions for the raise in taxes.
    It will be the well off Northern New jersey VS the middle class and poorer South New Jersey.Most if not all of the affected school system are mostly minority areas,so it will be a class war.He will destroy the state.And those who think that he is doing such a good job,when he’s done with the middle class and the poor,QUESS WHO’S NEXT.HOPE YOU HAVE A TON OF MONEY,BECAUSE YOU WILL NEED IT.STOP HIM NOW-RECALL HIM NOW!!!!!!!!

  • Guess Who

    Some out-of-touch judges need to be recalled.

  • blackguy

    Big Chris had the money but he gave it to his rich buddies.

  • grumpy

    Looks like the Windbag couldn’t bully his way on the education issue. Ha ha ha ha.

    • Guess Who

      So you’re either a union leec h or you don’t pay NJ taxes, right?

      Go, Christie!

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