As suspected, the agreement between the Corzine Administration and CWA – the largest state worker union – has cleared the way for a budget deal that is within reach.
Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts told NJN News a budget will likely be finalized over the weekend, and go to the committees as early as next Thursday. They are hoping to have the whole budget passed by June 12th.
Coupla things here…first, that’s pretty amazing to have it all wrapped up by mid-June considering it often ends up in late inning drama. This year was particularly contentious because the union and the Governor were at odds during his re-election year. Secondly, it hasn’t happened yet…so let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
But as of now all sytems appear to be go.