Trenton, N.J. (CNA) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stripped $7.5 million in Planned Parenthood and other funding from the state budget on June 30 and transferred the money instead to federal health centers.
The governor narrowly avoided a midnight deadline that would have shut down the state government. He did so by individually cutting $900 million from the Democrat-proposed budget and then signing it, as opposed to rejecting it outright.
The move allowed Christie to enact the state’s $29.7 billion budget seven hours before the new fiscal year began.
“It is my solemn pact with the residents and taxpayers of New Jersey to never allow a return to the kind of reckless, autopilot spending...READ MORE