Murphy’s Message to Government Workers as Time Ticks Down

As he heads toward an end of the month deadline for the 2020 budget, Governor Phil Murphy had nothing new to say today in Ewing.

“The legislature sent us a budget back that includes overwhelming funding of programs we care about, including historic reinvestment in our middle class,” Murphy said.

“There are some tweaks and cuts that I bemoan, including community college funding. It’s in there, just not enough. The bigger concern I have is on the revenue side – the lack of tax fairness. The opioid distribution and manufacturing fee. I don’t want to make light of the cuts.

“All options remain on the table,” he said.

A reporter asked him if he has a message for state workers who find themselves up against a government shutdown in the event that Murphy doesn’t reach a budget agreement with the legislature by the end of the month.

“The message I have is we were sent here to fix this state and fix it responsibly,” Murphy said.



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    PA – 12.8 million residents, 46,000 square miles and a budget of $34.15 billion
    NJ – 8.9 million residents, 8,723 square miles and a proposed budget of $38.7 billion

    Anyone in the Legislature, Governor’s Office or Supreme Court see a problem here?

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