Democrat Governor Jon Corzine’s 2009-2010 budget was $28.9 billion. Republican Governor Christie’s 2010-2011 budget was $28.4 billion. Christie did not cut any state spending. He simply cut the amount of state income tax money that is supposed to be returned to property taxpayers in the form of homestead rebates and property tax relief payments to suburban towns and school districts. State government spending is now higher than ever under Republican Christie!