FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he's
willing to help New Jersey's largest city craft a budget, but he expects the
city to make cuts.
Christie spoke Tuesday about the financial situation for Newark, where the
2012 city spending plan is now over nine months overdue.
The governor says his aides have been digging into the city's numbers to
figure out how the state can help and to look for possible cuts.
Christie says he's willing to commit state funds to keep the city going but
"not a nickel more than I have to."
Last year, the state loaned Newark more than $30 million to help balance the