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New Jersey set to trim boat promotion program

Buried deep within this year's New Jersey budget proposal is a reduction in funds for the "I Boat NJ" program, according to the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey.

The Office of Management and Budget is looking to take much of the $2.5 million fund for the state's general fund, which would wipe out the entire program. The MTANJ has strongly opposed this and has been working with senior budget committee members to discuss the impact that a loss of funding would have on the many tax-saving and beneficial projects the program supports and urge them to save "I Boat NJ."

The group is urging members to help save the "I Boat NJ" program by contacting Gov. Chris Christie's office.

"The call should only take a few moments of your time. The phone number to call is (609) 292-6000," the statement reads. "All you need to do is state that you are calling to urge the governor to save the "I Boat NJ" program and to not redirect all of these funds out of the program.

You can also e-mail Christie by clicking here.

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