Archive for Tag: Phil Murphy

Bramnick says Murphy went too far with cash giveaway to anyone born here next year

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick went after Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to deposit $1,000 into the account of children born in 2021, while property taxpayers in the state continue to pay the highest property taxes in the nation. “The governor must borrow $80 million to fund...

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Any plan to borrow for operating expenses is unconstitutional says GOP lawmaker who litigated landmark case

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber said there is no getting around the state constitution that prohibits borrowing money to balance the state budget, even in times of war or an emergency. “Borrowed funds cannot be used as income to balance the state budget,” said Webber (R-Morris). “The state...

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Murphy should take Cuomo’s lead on opening state parks, says NJ lawmaker

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber compared the stark contrast between the policies of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with other Northeast governors, and Gov. Phil Murphy on utilizing state parks for safe and healthy recreation during the Covid-19 crisis “It is sadly ironic that the Garden State...

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Governor’s budget proposal gives us more spending, taxes and disappointment, says DeCroce

By BettyLou DeCroce  I don’t believe increasing spending by another $2 billion and raising taxes and fees is going to help the hard-working, middle class families of this state; nor will Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget proposals create jobs or stem the flight of individuals and business from New Jersey....

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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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