The following provisions of the budget have been struck by this Bush Republican:
*Transitional Aid to Localities was reduced to $108.6 million from $113.6 million
*Nursing home medical assistance payments were cut from $686 million to $672 million
*Gov. Christie completely reduced medical day care service appropriations from $9.28 million to his original recommendation of $3.28 million
*On another health care area, he reduced payments for medical assistance recipients-waiver initiatives appropriation of $6.08 million is cut to his original recommendation of $3.9 million
*Grants for after-school and summer activities for at-risk children was eliminated
*$500,000 was cut from the business incubator network
Various pension payments were reduced, including the Police and Fireman's Retirement System from $19.52 million to $19.25 million. The reduced amount will be sufficient to fund the 2013 pension contribution, the governor's office said in a statement.
Similarly for the Public Employees Retirement System, the $257.6 million appropriation has been trimmed to $242 million, which the administration says is sufficient for the 2013 contribution.
*An appropriation of $631 million for the Teachers Pension and Annuity Fund is reduced to $612 million
*Legal Services of N.J. was cut from $19.8 million to $14.9 million
Also eliminated were $7.4 million for family planning and the Earned Income Tax Credit.