Corzine gets support

The governor, who is scheduled to visit Parsippany in a few hours, sent out a statement today trumpeting support he’s gotten for the budget address he gave Tuesday. Here’s a sampling:

“We are ecstatic that Governor Corzine has funneled a significant amount of dollars into the state food purchasing program that will help us to continue to provide much-needed food to the New Jerseyans turning to us to help bridge the gap in this economic crisis.  With this new stimulus, he has not forgotten us.  The extra $3 million is just what we need to bridge that gap.”

Val Traore, Chief Executive Officer of the Food Bank of South Jersey

 

“Obviously he had some very tough choices to make in this budget.  We think making health care spending a priority makes sense because the number of uninsured is going up.”

Betsy Ryan, President and Chief Executive Officer for the New Jersey Hospital Association

 

“This is really good news for the state of education in New Jersey.”

Richard Bozza, Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators

 

“We are pleased education is still a top priority.” 

Steve Baker, spokesman for the New Jersey Education Association

 

“The governor’s state budget proposal makes clear that despite many potentially painful cuts, Governor Corzine has made it a top priority for the State to fund services for our most vulnerable populations—children, the disabled and vulnerable older adults.”

Jim Dieterle, AARP New Jersey Senior State Director

 

“The Governor promised to protect the most vulnerable and although we don’t have all the details yet, he seemed to keep his promise.”

Tom Baffuto, Executive Director of the Arc of New Jersey

 

“At one point we were looking at a cut of almost 15 percent, so two percent is a whole lot easier to accept.  It will hurt, but it will force us to continue to work more efficiently and share services.”

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

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