Star Ledger: "Backbiting on the budget"

Star Ledger: "Backbiting on the budget"

The budget process in Trenton is always ac companied by whining. It's just a matter of who's doing it.

Generally the party out of power complains about being ignored. Those getting less carp about being singled out.

So it is this year.

Republicans are moaning that they had a better budget idea, but nobody paid attention. Mayors are crying that less state aid will force them to make tough choices that the state sidestepped.

When they're out of power, Republicans routinely reject budgets that increase spend ing. But this year, Gov. Jon Corzine and Democrats crafted a budget that cut costs by $600 million -- something Republicans would presumably applaud. Instead, they rejected it

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