Payments still short by billions
Says Chris Christie "has refused to fund pensions by billions of dollars," and got legislative approval to begin "properly funding pensions" in 2018.
Sarlo said no, then yes
Says state Sen. Paul Sarlo "said in February on NJTV, ‘there will be no tax increases in this budget’" and "voted the other night in the Senate Budget Committee to raise income taxes $800 million."
Costs are even higher
"Just in the past 10 years, college tuition has increased 28 percent."
Tweet and blame
"In 2011, NJ economy ranked 47th--at the bottom with Alabama, Mississippi & Wyoming. Under Christie, NJ is falling behind."
A mixed picture on debt
"It took us four years to balance the budget. Then I gave you four surplus budgets for the first time in more than 70 years, paid $600 billion down on the national debt."
Slow recovery for women
"Women have come through the recession worse off than men … the numbers bear that out. We went from a 7 percent unemployment rate for women when he (President Barack Obama) was elected to an 8.1 percent now."
Statewide, yes. Overall, no.
"New Jersey has the largest transit system in the entire country."
No dollars for 3 of the 4 years
Says New Jersey Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek "froze all those monies during the toughest years in ‘08-’09" and "refused to give the charitable dollars that he was required to give by the contract."
A fair characterization
Says when New Jersey adopted guaranteed coverage and cost provisions without a mandate individual health insurance market rates "doubled or tripled" and enrollment dropped from 180,000 people to 80,000 people.
NJ ranks 5th for bachelor’s degrees
Says "New Jersey has the most educated population of all the states in this country."
Estimates aren't that far off
Says there have been "well over" 54 million abortions since 1973.
Most surveys show support
"A clear majority of Americans support removing the cost-sharing requirement for prescription contraceptive coverage."
Not 80 years, but pretty close
"They're paying a less rate of tax -- these richest people in America -- than they have in the last 80 years."
Slight differences in rankings
"New Jersey has the second highest rate of institutionalization" of people with developmental disabilities "in America. Only Texas puts more of its citizens -- confines more of its citizens -- to institutions than New Jersey. "
Credit where credit isn't due
New Jersey Senate Democrats
"The governor is trying to take credit for recent actions taken by these companies. The problem is that for all three companies, the decision to move or stay in New Jersey happened before Chris Christie became governor."
Debate over defining tax burden
Committee for Our Children's Future
Says Chris Christie "inherited the highest taxes in America and the worst unemployment in the region."
Still room for error
"United States of America is twenty-sixth in school performance in the world."
A payment, not ‘the payment’
"And by the way, when I was governor, I did make the payment into the pension fund."
Nothing fishy about claim
"Many types of fish and shellfish from waters across the state are labeled unsafe to eat."
Two dozen states in 1958
"In 1958, there were 16 states in this country that prohibited -- prohibited -- an African-American and a Caucasian from being married."
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