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NJ Assembly Continues Review Of Gov. Christie's Budget Cuts

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Democrats in Trenton will start round three this week in their attempt to show how cuts Gov. Chris Christie made to the budget will hurt New Jersey's most vulnerable populations.

An Assembly panel will gather Wednesday to hear how a $10 million cut in funding to legal services for low-income residents will affect those who can't afford to hire a lawyer.

Last week, the Assembly heard from senior citizens about nursing home cuts and from children's advocates about early childhood and after-school programs.

Republicans call the hearings election-year theatrics and accuse Democrats of passing a budget that wasn't balanced.

Gov. Christie slashed $1.3 billion from the budget Democrats sent him before signing a $29.7 billion budget at the end of June.

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