EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey governor Chris Christie took his traveling town meeting to Burlington County today, speaking with about 350 constituents in Evesham.  It’s his 40th town meeting since taking office, and he took Democrats to task for complaining about it.

Christie fired back at Democrats who used a press release to suggest in a backhanded way that these meetings are a waste of time.

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“Whether it’s people who agree with me or disagree with me,” the governor said, “it’s valuable to hear from real people who are living their life in New Jersey every day outside the bubble of government.”

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Christie called on voters to urge the legislature to act on Christie’s governmental reform package, including changes in sick leave, and not to pass a proposed increase in the state gasoline tax.

And he reminded attendees of a pending state Supreme Court decision on school funding that could dramatically affect money for every other program in the state.

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Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060