Archive for Tag: budget

District 12 lawmakers slam Murphy administration for slashing school funding

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Samuel Thompson and Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton slammed Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration for proposing cuts to schools across the state, including those represented by the lawmakers in Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties.  The lawmakers received an email from Department of Education Acting...

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Murphy’s bloated budget still underfunds schools, says Dunn

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn criticized Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget for shortchanging schools despite increasing spending by $4.5 billion this year and funding six new pet projects to the cost of more than $95 million. “The governor’s budget funds more free college and preschool when our kids aren’t...

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Wirths glad Murphy administration heeded Republican calls on double-taxation

TRENTON, N.J. – The state Attorney General’s office announced today that they filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging New York’s tax guidance for employers to tax employees working at home in New Jersey as if they were “days worked in New York.” New Jersey provides a...

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Murphy’s charade budget scorned by Assembly GOP during budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – The four Republican members of the Assembly Budget Committee took the Murphy administration to task for misrepresenting its actions and projections during a hearing Thursday with the Treasury Department. Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Republican budget officer, illustrated how the administration is using borrowed funds to create...

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Bramnick: Let the people speak at budget hearings

TRENTON, N.J. – As the state Legislature begins its review of Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget Tuesday, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick is urging that public comment be allowed during hearings. “I believe that we should allow the public to speak about the proposed budget,” said Bramnick (R-Union).  “Instead the...

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Wirths says budget-borrowing deal still does more long-term harm than good

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths says that an apparent borrowing agreement between Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney won’t solve the state’s long-term budget problems but make it worse, and that borrowing to replace revenue is still unconstitutional. “When we borrow to replace revenue now, it...

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Heated debate preceded Assembly vote on Murphy’s 3-month spending plan

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrats pushed a $7.7 billion three-month supplemental spending plan through the state legislature Monday over strong Republican opposition. “It really blows my mind that the other day those on the other side of the aisle were patting themselves on the back because they said we have...

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