Deputy Assembly Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco, R-Morris, who is a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, issued the following statement following Gov. Christie’s Budget Address which was delivered before a Joint Session of the Legislature this afternoon:
“The governor’s budget puts taxpayers first by controlling spending, funding education and making the largest pension payment in state history and sets priorities our residents support.
“These are challenging times and difficult choices must be made. I look forward to a rigorous and honest debate during the budget process.
“Promoting a more competitive business tax structure and providing direct property tax relief will make our state a more affordable place to live. I am confident we will be able to work together on a plan that continues to move New Jersey in the right direction.”