New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine is proposing some drastic budget cuts to make up for a severe revenue shortfall.
Corzine says he's being forced to cut an additional $2.1 billion from the current $32.4 billion budget.
The governor is cutting $800 million from departments and agencies, using rainy-day savings and asking union workers to concede to an 18-month salary freeze.
Corzine briefed legislative and union leaders Friday.
The governor says additional cuts could be necessary. New Jersey is required by law to keep its budget balanced.