Federal officials have rejected New Jersey's request for $450 million in Medicaid reimbursements the state was counting on to balance the fiscal 1993 budget, state Treasurer Samuel Crane announced yesterday.

Officials at the Health Care Financing Administration, which made the decision, were not available for comment yesterday. But Treasurer Crane said the ruling appears to be based on a technicality, and he called on New Jersey leaders to seek a reversal of the decision.

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