New Jersey lawmakers are holding hearings on Governor Christie's proposed budget.
Assembly Budget Committee chairman Gary Schaer believes lawmakers will tweak Christie's $3.5 billion spending plan.
"Our involvement is critical in terms of honing the budget. Some funds could be found here to cut. Some funds could be found here to expand."
Declan O'Scanlon is the ranking Republican on the Budget Committee. He says even if good ideas come up at the hearings, they'll be hard to fund because of the state's pension and health benefit obligations.