Archive for Tag: budget

Eulner and Piperno sound alarm on Murphy’s mental health funding, hub and spoke model for schools

TRENTON, N.J. – Record-high rates of suicide, depression and poor mental health indicators among teens should be met with increased funding for in-school services, not an outsourced experiment, say Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno. The Monmouth County lawmakers are specifically criticizing Gov. Phil Murphy’s $43 million proposal to...

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McGuckin calls on Murphy to reverse school funding cuts in budget

TRENTON, N.J. – Long-time critic of Gov. Phil Murphy’s school funding formula, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin is calling on Murphy to reverse plans to cut nearly $240 million from districts to pay for the $10.75 billion for schools in his proposed budget. “Increased funding for schools shouldn’t come at the...

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Shore lawmakers eye Murphy’s massive budget surplus for taxpayers, schools, economy

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey lawmakers representing Monmouth and Ocean counties weighed in on the budget unveiled by Gov. Phil Murphy calling for reinvestment to directly benefit all residents as a recession looms. Murphy highlighted a budget surplus of more than $10 billion during his annual state budget message...

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School funding and property tax relief bill introduced by Assembly Republicans

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans introduced legislation Monday (A5253) that would increase the state’s school funding obligations and lower property taxes by using state income tax revenue, which can more than pay for the plan without taking money from the surplus. The plan was dropped the day before Gov. Phil...

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Murphy’s corporate business tax surcharge sunset is not a budget tax cut, says DePhillips

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips is challenging Gov. Phil Murphy’s misleading claims that his fiscal year 2024 budget proposal cuts taxes by allowing the corporate business tax surcharge to sunset. “Governor Murphy is taking a victory lap for following the law to drop the surcharge on corporations at...

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Eulner and Piperno say Murphy administration’s testing in schools doesn’t address immediate need for more student support

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno say the Department of Education’s directive to schools requiring additional Start Strong assessments in the fall fails to help students who need the extra support now. The Monmouth County lawmakers argue it illustrates the Murphy administration’s lack of planning and...

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