TRENTON, N.J. – The state’s massive $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget represents missed opportunities for real tax reform and relief, backroom deals, big government spending, and one-time gimmicks say Republicans before casting their no votes from the Assembly floor on Wednesday.
Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio:
Assembly Republican Deputy Leader Nancy Munoz:
Assembly Republican Budget Officer Hal Wirths:
Assemblyman Brian Rumpf:
Assemblywoman Aura Dunn:
Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger:
Assemblyman Brian Bergen:
Assemblyman Brandon Umba:
Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer:
This year’s budget bill (A4402) includes $638 million for Christmas-tree items and increases year-over-year spending by 9%. During Gov. Phil Murphy’s term, the annual state budget has ballooned by 46%. Despite taxpayers paying more than ever, spending still exceeds revenue by $250 million. The bill advanced to the governor’s desk along party lines.