- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Legislature’s Assembly and Senate budget committee’s advanced Democrats’ counter-proposal to Gov. Chris Christie’s 2016 budget on Tuesday.

Here’s a closer look at the differences between the two spending plans.

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REVENUE

Christie’s plan: $33.8 billion.

Democratic plan: $35.4 billion.

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SPENDING

Christie’s plan: $33.8 billion.

Democratic plan: $35.3 billion.

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MAJOR DIFFERENCES BY SPENDING BY AREA

-Education

Christie’s plan: $12.8 billion

Democratic plan: $13.8 billion

-Environmental protection

Christie’s plan: $353 million

Democratic plan: $287 million

-Human Services

Christie’s plan: $6.74 billion

Democratic plan: $6.69 billion

-Treasury

Christie’s plan: $1.7 billion

Democratic plan: $1.8 billion

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TAXES

Christie’s plan does not raise income or business taxes.

Democratic plan: $688 million expected from increase on income over $1 million plus $435 million from a one-time surcharge of 15 percent on the business tax.

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