Archive for Tag: Gov. Phil Murphy

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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Lawmakers slam Murphy’s cuts to horse racing industry

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to cut $20 million in funding to the state’s horse racing industry has been met with furious blowback from two shore-area lawmakers who say he is jeopardizing the already hard-hit industry. “The state’s horse racing industry stands alone in providing economic, environmental,...

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Scharfenberger: Murphy’s budget balloon is full of hot air & ready to pop

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger criticized Governor Phil Murphy’s latest budget proposal as further sinking the state economy in the wake of unrelenting lockdown measures, colossal borrowing plans, and a lack of real savings. “New Jersey’s economy was decimated long before the coronavirus pandemic became the scapegoat,” said...

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DiMaso says new $40B Murphy budget mortgages our children’s future

TRENTON, N.J. – Following Governor Murphy’s budget address this morning, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso criticized yet another inflated budget without substantial tax relief or long-term solutions. She advocated for more property tax relief and school funding. “Once again Governor Murphy has disappointed the taxpayers in our beautiful state,” said DiMaso...

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Bramnick calls on Murphy to meet with restaurant owners on reopening plans

TRENTON, N.J. – Following a news report that Gov. Phil Murphy declined to meet with restaurant owners, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick called on Murphy to meet with them about their plans to reopen safely. “Restaurant owners worked years to build their business and deserve respect from Governor Murphy,”...

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GOP Assembly lawmakers united against Murphy borrowing plan, support court challenge

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republicans will vote against Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to borrow up to $9.9 billion to balance the state’s budget and support filing a lawsuit blocking it’s implementation when it becomes law. “While families and businesses must cut back and reduce spending, Governor Murphy plans to borrow...

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