New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said his administration will order spending cuts in Newark as the state’s largest city starts its 10th month without a budget.

Christie told reporters today that it is “ridiculous” that the city of about 277,000 people, 12 miles (19 kilometers) west of Manhattan, hasn’t approved a plan for the year that began Jan. 1. Newark will have to agree to unspecified cuts if it wants state aid to balance its budget, Christie said.

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