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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Democratic State Committee Chair LeRoy Jones, Jr., is releasing the following statement on Governor Phil Murphy’s budget address:

“Today, Governor Murphy laid out a comprehensive vision that will continue to put New Jersey on a path to a stronger, fairer, and more affordable future. The Governor’s annual budget address included numerous announcements that all of our residents can rally behind, regardless of partisanship or parochial interests. Whether that’s providing direct property tax relief to nearly two million homeowners and renters, building thousands of units of affordable housing, expanding health care coverage for our children, increasing funding for our public schools, investing more in higher education, keeping our communities safe by reducing gun violence or once again fully funding the state’s pension system, these are some of our state’s bedrock values and Governor Murphy is showing true leadership by addressing them. 

I am confident that our state legislative leaders and Governor Murphy will be able to work collaboratively to deliver on these promises and on other important priorities, to produce a state budget that lives up to our values and keeps our state on a path to success. We owe it to the working and middle-class families of our state who have dealt with so many struggles over the past two years to deliver progress, and with this budget announcement we are clearly on the path to meeting that mandate and this moment.”