Archive for Tag: budget

Sauickie and Clifton demand DOE explain multimillion-dollar school funding cuts to district

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Alex Sauickie and Rob Clifton are demanding answers and school-funding reform after the Education Department released state aid numbers Thursday that showed Jackson and Old Bridge school districts losing nearly $7 million next year. “I need one of you to explain to me how this...

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Clifton and Sauickie announce increased funding for schools in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex

TRENTON, N.J. – The N.J. Department of Education is slated to release more than $3.5 million in stabilization aid to five school districts in Ocean, Monmouth and Middlesex counties, Assemblymen Rob Clifton and Alex Sauickie announced Wednesday. “While this stabilization aid is a huge win for us and a...

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Barlas: Schools facing funding cuts don’t believe Murphy’s budget is stronger or fairer

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Budget Committee member Al Barlas criticized Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget address delivered before a joint session of the Legislature Tuesday, for failing to address the school funding formula and educational challenges. “During the governor’s budget address we did not hear a word about learning loss...

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DePhillips: Murphy serves up corporate business tax hike lite to satisfy appetite for spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips denounced Gov. Phil Murphy’s rebranded corporate surtax, announced as a transit fee in Tuesday’s budget message, and said applying it to higher earning businesses will still have devastating consequences for the state’s economy. “Make no mistake, this so-called transit fee is the corporate...

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VIDEO: Republicans preview Murphy’s budget disaster in latest release

TRENTON, N.J. – In a world fraught with inflation and profligate government spending, with 9 million souls’ futures teetering on the fiscal cliff, three Republican legislators unite to deliver a message of warning, and hope, before Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget address Feb. 27. These leaders—John DiMaio, Christopher DePhillips and...

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Assembly GOP leaders talk taxes, spending and Murphy’s upcoming budget

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and Conference Leader Christopher DePhillips denounced balancing the state budget through tax and fare hikes in advance of Gov. Phil Murphy’s seventh budget message on Thursday. A budget deficit, shrinking tax revenue, inflation and a loss of federal aid has Democrats...

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VIDEO: Kanitra wants answers to Trenton’s skyrocketing spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Paul Kanitra wants to know how the hell it happened. How does a state budget explode nearly 60% in five short years, from $34.6 billion in 2018 to $54.3 billion today? That’s the question Kanitra poses in his inaugural video, released by the Assembly Republican...

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Fiscal cliff is avoidable with better planning and accountability, Dunn says

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Aura Dunn says Trenton’s kicking-the-can-down-the-road attitude by creating and leaving problems for the next guy is no way to govern. She’s fighting to bring more transparency and accountability to the legislative process. “Politicians come and go. The guy is always the New Jersey taxpayer,” Dunn...

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NJ Transit indefinite fare hikes is like Murphy’s approach to tolls, says Munoz

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz criticized the Murphy administration’s plans to raise NJ Transit fare prices by 15% and then 3% indefinitely. The same tact was taken for the Turnpike Authority, which has the power to raise tolls 3% annually. “Gov. Murphy said he will fix New Jersey...

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Transparency for the budget will never be provided by NJ Democrats, says Dunn

TRENTON, N.J. – The budget process has been opaque the past few years, facing criticism for introducing the appropriations act and passing it without a fully public process. Last week, Gov. Phil Murphy said he would like to change that process, but doubted it would happen this year, according...

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