Guadagno slams “disgusting” budget process as government shutdown looms

Guadagno slams “disgusting” budget process as government shutdown looms

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the Republican’s 2017 gubernatorial nominee, issued the following statement on Friday morning as budget negotiations (and the Horizon fight) appeared to stall ahead of a midnight government shutdown deadline:

What is happening with the state budget is a disgusting display of Trenton politics that threatens to grind our state to a halt. With so many problems in New Jersey from property taxes to healthcare, our leaders should be communicating with each other to pass a budget that puts the taxpayers of New Jersey first and separate the Horizon bill from negotiations so it can be thoroughly reviewed. Phil Murphy – as the head of his party – should immediately call his political bosses who are orchestrating this and tell them to stop playing politics with the lives of the people who will be hurt by a government shutdown.”

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