Members of both the Assembly and State Senate decried the $44.83 billion spending proposal by the governor as not addressing issues that affect the quality of life of everyday New Jerseyans.
Murphy said the state’s priorities as laid out in the budget are to “build a New Jersey that emerges from the pandemic healthier and more resilient, both physically and economically. A stronger and fairer New Jersey not just for today, but for the generations to come.”
New Jersey recently administered its 1 millionth first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Over the weekend, the state reported 8,459 new COVID-19 cases and 103 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 696,829 and 21,448.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) announced new start dates for the Winter sport season.
State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) has declared victory in his race to return to Trenton along with running mate Assemblywoman Aura Dunn.
Gov. Phil Murphy proposed a $32 billion, nine-month revised spending plan for fiscal year 2021.
The New Jersey Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling, found that the Murphy Administration borrowing plan that could reach nearly $10 billion is constitutional.
Saying he was proud to sign legislation to borrow funds, Gov. Phil Murphy responded to criticism about his plan. “Absence this step, I have yet to hear one idea from its opponent on how to move us forward,” said Murphy.