Bud­get bat­tle puts NJ on brink of shut­down

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries / News - — NEW YORK TIMES

Last year, a par­ti­san stand­off led to a shut­down of the New Jer­sey state govern­ment. This year, the Democrats have full con­trol in Tren­ton, yet the govern­ment was on the brink of an­other shut­down Satur­day, as Gov. Philip D. Mur­phy and the state Leg­is­la­ture strug­gled to bro­ker a bud­get deal by a dead­line of mid­night Satur­day.

If the ne­go­tia­tors are un­able to reach a deal, they would be forced to close state-run parks and beaches, as well as courts and the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Com­mis­sion.

A po­ten­tial shut­down would also ham­per the nascent sports bet­ting op­er­a­tion in New Jer­sey.

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