AFSCME New Jersey Executive Director Steve Tully on Governor Murphy’s Proposed Budget
Trenton, NJ – AFSCME New Jersey Council 63 supports the budget proposal that Governor Murphy unveiled today. The Governor’s proposal continues to move New Jersey in the right direction and won’t just get us through the COVID-19 pandemic but will propel us to a year of robust recovery. The Governor’s budget maintains investments in public services like education, transportation, higher education, and health care, while still making the full $1.6 billion pension payment to public employees. We strongly support the Governor’s plan not to raise taxes on New Jersey’s working families while still providing quality public services that the people of New Jersey rely on.
Governor Murphy’s proposal is the start of the budget process and AFSCME New Jersey looks forward to working alongside him, Lt. Governor Oliver and those serving in the New Jersey Legislature to continue building a stronger, fairer economy for the people of our state.
AFSCME’s 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations — from nurses to corrections officers, child care providers to sanitation workers — AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.