NEW JERSEY AND THE “NEW NORMAL”
In his State Budget Address Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said, “As a result of the decisions we started with a year ago, we have changed the paradigm. We have established a "New Normal."
In the New Normal, we will shape the budget to make it more sustainable each year, and address priorities that will make New Jersey more successful each year.
We will no longer blindly fund commitments that prior legislators and governors have made. Regardless of whether they were wise, and regardless of whether they yielded programs that even work.
This is the New Normal in Trenton. The old way of budgeting is over. Today marks the line in the sand that separates the way things used to be, and the way they are going to be. And we will not be going back.”