The Legislature passed a budget Thursday night that Gov. Murphy has said he will veto, setting up a contentious final week of budget negotiations.
Gov. Phil Murphy spent the day huddling with Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin trying to find a compromise.
Murphy highlighted why his version of the budget is the best for the state's education.
The struggle between the two top Democrats in Trenton is seen now as personal.
Senate President Steve Sweeney says he's passing a budget even though the governor threatened to veto it in its current form.
While Murphy favors a millionaire's tax to raise revenues, the Senate president and Assembly speaker plan to deliver a budget with an increased corporate business tax instead.
Deep disagreements remain over revenue raisers, sparking the specter of a second government shutdown in as many years.
It may be a down day for the bookies, but it's the start of a new era for New Jersey as casinos and racetracks took their first legal sports bets.
Sweeney and Coughlin call Murphy's taxes a last resort, and Murphy calls Coughlin's tax amnesty a last resort.
Murphy's visit came at a time when he's arm wrestling with legislative leaders over tax hikes.
Gov. Murphy took questions on a variety of topics at a press conference on Friday.
The word in Trenton on Thursday is that both houses have agreed on the parameters of the budget.
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