Archive for Tag: budget

GOP web-ad explains why Murphy’s budget doesn’t tell the real story behind his spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans posted a two-minute video with Assemblyman John DiMaio explaining the truth behind Gov. Phil Murphy’s actual spending increases. Murphy has repeatedly said his proposed budget for next year only increases spending by $651 million, when his proposal is actually $1.2 billion more than the...

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Property taxes overshadow discussions during education budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – When state Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet came before the Assembly budget committee Wednesday, New Jersey’s nation-high property taxes overshadowed the discussion. “There is no doubt that we spend money on education in New Jersey,” Assemblyman John DiMaio told the commissioner. “If you add the local property...

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The devil is in the details: DiMaio says Murphy’s budget is a “voodoo science”

TRENTON, N.J. – Following the first public hearing on Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed 2020 budget Wednesday, Assemblyman John DiMaio, the Republican budget officer, spoke about the state’s strain for cash and how high taxes are making life more difficult, not better, for New Jerseyans. “One of the things that’s...

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DiMaio pens op-ed urging taxpayers to speak out for paying billions more under Murphy

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – Assemblyman John DiMaio (R-Warren), the Republican budget officer, penned an op-ed for The Star-Ledger Wednesday encouraging New Jerseyans to attend public hearings on the state budget to speak out against the Democrats’ tax increases while the biggest problem is that our state is too expensive in...

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Wirths delivers play-by-play on N.J. taxes as Murphy plans second push for income tax hike

TRENTON, N.J. – As Gov. Phil Murphy prepares to roll out his plan to hike income taxes when he presents his 2020 budget to the state Legislature Tuesday, Assemblyman Hal Wirths, a former labor commissioner and small business owner, breaks down the taxes Democrats have raised. “Governor Murphy’s first...

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DiMaio previews what you need to know ahead of Murphy’s budget message

TRENTON, N.J. – With revenues falling below expectations and spending holding steady, the state is in catch-up mode once again. Governor Murphy is scheduled to give his budget message on Tuesday, and his administration has been sanguine about New Jersey’s revenue shortfall. Assemblyman John DiMaio, the Republican budget officer,...

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