Archive for Tag: budget

GOP leaders blast Murphy’s budget for increasing taxes, spending and lack of reforms

TRENTON, N.J. – In their response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s fiscal 2021 budget message to the Legislature Tuesday, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Republican budget officer, criticized the six new taxes and fees, $2.2 billion spending increase and lack of any relief for New...

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Bramnick addresses progressive push for $3 billion in new taxes

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick responded to progressive advocates’ demands for $3 billion in new taxes at a press conference in Trenton Monday. He said Murphy has adopted these groups, and his budget will reflect their radical proposals. “Once the election was over in November, once...

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Munoz: Governor’s demand to put opioid tax back in budget is unconscionable

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy held a press conference today to bemoan the Legislature’s failure to include a tax on pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and distribute opioids in the state budget they passed last week. A vocal opponent to the measure, Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz called Murphy’s continued demand...

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Schepisi sponsors bill to prevent government shutdown

TRENTON, N.J. –As the Democrat-controlled Legislature advances their $38.7 billion budget without Gov. Murphy’s controversial millionaire’s tax, the likelihood of a government shutdown over the proposed spending plan increases. Murphy and union leaders held a press conference yesterday to pressure lawmakers to include the tax on those making over...

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DiMaio defends Small Business Development Centers facing 65 percent cut from Murphy budget

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman John DiMaio questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s 65 percent cut to funding for Small Business Development Centers at an Assembly budget hearing April 29. “The governor has said many, many times that he wants to help small businesses grow and drive economic growth in the state,”...

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Murphy says he’s no longer raiding firefighter fund

TRENTON, N.J. – At an invitation-only budget roundtable for Passaic County elected officials today, Gov. Phil Murphy reneged on his plan to raid $33 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters and their families facing tragedy or financial hardship. “I thank my fellow lawmakers who...

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Murphy’s budget gimmick burns money dedicated to firefighters

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to raid more than $30 million from a special fund dedicated to helping the state’s firefighters was condemned today by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney. “Governor Murphy, once again, refuses to acknowledge New Jersey’s affordability crisis. Instead of cutting spending, Murphy’s budget relies...

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DePhillips and Rooney: Murphy’s bloated budget hurts over-taxed New Jerseyans

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Following an invitation-only budget roundtable for elected Bergen County officials at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Assemblymen Christopher P. DePhillips and Kevin J. Rooney slammed the Murphy administration’s runaway spending and tax increases. “We can’t have any meaningful discussion around this budget without addressing spending cuts...

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