New Jersey residents are split over whether they approve Gov. Chris Christie’s $29.4 billion budget proposal, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released last week. Of the 912 adults polled, 48% are displeased with the fiscal 2012 spending plan while 45% approve of it.
The Republican governor released his budget proposal on Feb. 22. It reduces spending by 2.6% over the current fiscal year, assuming the state makes a $506 million pension contribution payment in fiscal 2011 rather than pushing it off until fiscal 2012.