What about this year's deficit?
Says his administration balanced "two budgets with over $13 billion in deficits without raising taxes."
Casino gambling helped a bit
Because of Jim Whelan, "the 1990s are the only decade since the 1920s when the population of Atlantic City actually went up."
Wrong numbers for horse racing
Says "New Jersey’s $1 billion horse racing industry … employs 13,000 individuals and ensures the preservation of 176,000 acres of horse farmland."
Penalty on the play
New Jersey Sierra Club
Says New Jersey is "losing 50 football fields of open space to development every day and the more we develop upstream the more flooding we have downstream."
New retirees, larger pensions
"The average state pension, including managers, is $23,000 a year; and just $14,000 for local government workers."
Gov can't take all the credit
"Since I introduced my budget -- first budget -- in March of 2010, we've created 50,000 new private-sector jobs for the people of this state."
Weakened, not destroyed
Says the state’s pension and health benefits reform includes "the destruction of public sector collective bargaining rights."
N.J.? Yes. U.S.? Not by a decade.
"I built the last nuclear plant — not only in the state, but in the country."
How much is Obama to blame?
"Recently we have seen our government debt grow by $3.4 trillion during the first 29 months of the Obama administration -- the equivalent of about $4 billion per day."
Points deducted for use of dated data
Says "the most dangerous time for children" is from "3 to 6 p.m., during which time juvenile crime rates triple"
Tax credits dropped last year
Says the state budget "doubled property tax credits for seniors and middle class New Jerseyans" and had "no tax increases for any New Jersey family for the second year in a row."
Bankruptcy doesn't mean zero balance
"The firefighter and police officer pension system is not headed for bankruptcy, far from it. That’s because New Jersey first responders -- fire fighters and police officers -- have never missed making payments to the retirement system."
Research is mixed
"Numerous studies have shown that these so-called right-to-work laws do not generate jobs and economic growth."
Even with cuts, aid is up over last year
"In our proposal, we would have expanded school aid across the board … Governor Christie slashed school aid in this budget, preferring instead to extend a tax break for millionaires over funding in the classroom."
Depends on how tenure is defined
"When the union says I want to eliminate tenure, that’s not true."
A tax 'cut' open to interpretation
New Jersey Education Association
"As soon as Chris Christie was governor, he gave tax cuts to millionaires."
Governor cut state aid, but recession’s not his fault
New Jersey Assembly Democrats
Gov. Chris Christie caused a 4.1 percent increase in property taxes in 2010, marking the highest increase since 2007.
Numbers don’t add up in hunting areas
"Every year the state loses 8,000-10,000 acres of land in bear country."
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