Well, this time Ohio has a chance to be envious of a guy who has been in office for a grand total of 23 days.
Calling New Jersey's budget a "shambles," Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday he is immediately freezing all state spending.Glorious.
Saying New Jersey is on the verge of bankruptcy, Christie declared a fiscal emergency, announcing drastic cuts. Among them, aid to school districts that have excess surpluses.
"Today we are going to act swiftly to fix problems too long ignored. Today I begin to do what I promised the people of New Jersey I would do," Christie said.
In comparison, the most recent biennial budget signed by Ted Strickland increases total spending in Ohio by $4.19 billion, or 7.9%.