Listen to audio version of this article
In his budget address today, Governor Phil Murphy maintained a defiant tone as he repudiated the Legislature that refused to affirm his millionaire’s tax this year.
“This is — by and large — the same Legislature that voted five times for a millionaire’s tax. Five times,” he said.
“They backed up those votes with words like, ‘This is something we’re not going away on,’ and, ‘I don’t believe in the middle class and the working poor being constantly the ones who have to bear the burden.'”
For the record, those were quotes culled from Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), who stood in the back of the packed room.