Archive for Tag: Christmas tree items

Veterans begging for soap at state-run homes has NJ lawmaker outraged

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen was irate after discovering veterans in state-run facilities are begging for soap and other basic necessities while lawmakers spent lavishly on last-minute pork projects in the state budget passed in June. “This is a stark and shameful reflection of skewed priorities and neglect,” said...

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“Dems’ Excessive Things” song spotlights Christmas-tree items in state spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans are highlighting a few of the excessive budget add-ons championed by Democrats in a new song fittingly released on Christmas in July. The legislative last-minute spending, known in Trenton as Christmas tree items, is set to the tune of the holiday classic “My Favorite...

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