Statement by Murphy for Governor Spokesman Jerrel Harvey on Former Governor Chris Christie’s False Budget Narrative
“It’s not surprising to see Jack Ciattarelli’s attack dog attempting to spin eight years of financial mismanagement and disinvestment under his administration as a win for New Jersey. Governor Murphy has spent the past three years digging out of the mess left behind by the former Governor’s failed economic record, which includes 11 credit downgrades, skipped pension payments, and budgetary gimmicks year after year. Rather than repeating the same mistakes from the Christie playbook, Governor Murphy has undertaken the hard work necessary to restore sustainability to the State’s finances and put forth budgets that prioritize the middle class over the wealthy and well-connected.
New Jerseyans understand that by investing in education, restoring funding to a gutted pension system, and doubling down on progressive values, we can build back from the pandemic and move our state forward.”