Anthony Bucco

Pensions & The Lottery
Lawmakers seem willing to act on Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to prop up pension funds by handing over the NJ Lottery to them, though they’re anxious for more details.
Raising Your Taxes
Towns and counties would gain an exemption to the spending limits of the cap on property tax increases for spending that attracts matching-fund grants.
$34,800,000,000 Budget
State lawmakers are set to approve a $34.8 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year Monday. Democrats added around $275 million to Gov. Chris Christie's plan.
Lame Duck Session
Assembly members return to work Monday at the State House for the first committee sessions since last June. Democrats and Republicans agreed on the issues that needed to be tackled and they stressed the need for bi-partisanship, but they didn’t agree how to solve the problems and they were al…
Budget Address Reactions
Shortly after Gov. Chris Christie proposed a $33.8 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as well as union and environmental groups commented on the state spending plan.