You better budget based upon what you can raise, because we don’t have the money to continue over and over again to shovel out extraordinary, special municipal aid to municipalities who have not responsibly budgeted, no matter where you’re located in the state. The state can no longer be your court of last resort. We are broke.

Chris Christie, who put struggling towns in New Jersy “on notice” that he would not fund them in 2011, with intimations of the flypaper effect

It’s the same old nonsense again and again, no matter what the people say. As long as we continue to subsidize mismanagement and corruption and bad municipal practices, it won’t stop.

–Assemblyman Joseph Malone (R-Burlington, NJ)