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Island Beach State Park might temporarily close if NJ shutdown begins Saturday

Chris Christie went to his governor's residence at Island Beach State Park on Saturday night despite the government shutdown.

But all state parks will be closed, an unwelcome prospect for residents celebrating the Fourth of July holiday on Tuesday.

Despite the shutdown, state police, prisons, child welfare services, NJ Transit buses and trains, and other health and safety operations were still functioning, but other services such as motor vehicle inspections ground to a halt.

Evidence of the disdain towards the state's governor could be found on Twitter where users took to social media to vent their frustration.

But the Christie family will have Island Beach State Park to themselves and their friends. But Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, who is facing a challenge for his speakership by an assemblyman who's allied with lawmakers who are refusing to vote on the budget, is still opposing the Horizon bill and refusing to put it up for a vote.

Christie told reporters that Prieto refused to discuss Horizon legislation during the meeting.

Prieto issued a statement saying discussions about changing Horizon were not part of the budget process and that Christie was trying to "extort" Horizon's ratepayers.

Christie, a Republican, shut down the state government at midnight Saturday in a feud with the Democrat-led Legislature over his wish to overhaul the state's largest health insurer.

Christie, a former GOP presidential candidate and adviser to President Donald Trump who is leading the White House's anti-opioid commission, announced the shutdown of the state's nonessential services in an executive order.

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Christie had initially sought to use the surplus to fund in-patient and out-patient drug-addiction treatment.

Some Democrats in the Senate and Assembly have sided with Christie.

Christie said he would remove about $150 million in school funding and other items previously agreed with Democrats unless the Assembly passed the Horizon bill.

The emergency orders marked the first state government shutdown in New Jersey since 2006 and the first in ME since 1991.

Christie said during a news conference Friday that he's not concerned about how he'd be perceived during a shutdown.

Christie has called a special session of the state legislature for Saturday to address the budget impasse.

"Horizon is the only company that stayed in the [Obamacare] exchange".

The national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which sent a representative to the Senate budget committee hearing Monday to oppose the bill, has seen its members in similar situations across the country since the early 2000s.

He said he is meeting with his Cabinet to plan how the shutdown would work and expects that unlike in 2006 when Corzine allowed state parks to remain open, he would close them. "Phil Murphy, as the head of his party, should immediately call his political bosses, who are orchestrating this, and tell them to stop playing politics with the lives of the people who will be hurt by a government shutdown".

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