Democrats accuse Christie of trying to raise taxes

March 15, 2014 • Business

FILE – In this March 13, 2014 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting, Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the YMCA of Burlington County, in Mount Laurel, N.J. New Jersey lawmakers are starting to delve into the details of Christie’s budget proposal and finding that there are some tax policy changes to wrestle with. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Democrats are accusing Republican Gov. Chris Christie of trying to create new taxes, for a change.

The governor’s $34.4 billion state budget proposal for fiscal 2015 calls for imposing a tobacco tax on e-cigarettes for the first time and making out-of-state online retailers pay sales taxes for goods sent to New Jersey. Both items are listed among a handful of other provisions in the budget proposal released Login to read more

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