Governor Murphy’s proposed budget invests soundly, will help ensure prosperity for all New Jerseyans
Trenton–New Jersey Citizen Action released the following statement today following Governor Phil Murphy’s budget address.
“Governor Murphy’s proposed budget marks another important step forward in addressing many of New Jersey’s pressing needs while continuing the process of repairing our state’s fiscal health,” said Dena Mottola Jaborska, Associate Director of New Jersey Citizen Action. “The budget invests heavily in critical priorities such as education, healthcare, transportation, pension funding, expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit for our lowest paid workers, and our rainy day fund. These are sound investments that will help ensure all New Jerseyans have the opportunities they need to prosper.”
“We applaud the Governor in his efforts to secure new sources of revenue such as opioid fees, increasing the cigarette tax, a corporate responsibility tax and gun license fees. We especially commend his continued commitment to ensuring New Jersey’s wealthiest pay their fair share through a millionaire’s tax, and thank Senate President Sweeney for his willingness to work with the Governor on this issue. We urge the rest of the State Legislature to show its full support for all revenue raisers and budget measures, including capping our state’s corporate subsidy programs. We can’t fund the investments we need to make New Jersey work for everyone without them.”
New Jersey Citizen Action is a statewide advocacy and social service organization that fights for social, racial and economic justice for all while also meeting the pressing needs of low and moderate income New Jerseyans through education and direct service.