The battle of the budget begins.
“Today I am presenting a budget that is a blueprint for how we continue to build a more secure and inclusive middle class in New Jersey,” said Gov. Phil Murphy.
Full coverage of Gov. Murphy’s second budget address and the response of lawmakers with whom he’ll have to cut a deal.
“The governor and the Legislature, we together are obligated to find as many savings as we can,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney.
“New Jersey spends too much; we tax too much. I didn’t hear anything about that. Diversion? Great. Stop diverting money, and stop spending money, and we will all be on the same plane,” said Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.