The Assembly Budget Committee reviews the Governor’s proposed budget plan and crafts the Legislature’s appropriations bill, the state’s annual fiscal spending law.
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Speaker Prieto Statement on New Rutgers Gas Tax Poll

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto released the following statement Thursday on a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll, which shows that fewer New Jerseyans oppose an increase in the gas tax when they understand that the revenue is needed to fix the state's crumbling roads and bridges:

"These results show that New Jersey voters understand that borrowing more money and incurring more state debt is not a sustainable transportation funding plan and the need for increased revenue into the Transportation Trust Fund is urgent and real," said Prieto (D-Hudson).
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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Pintor Marin on Lack of Funding for Women's Health Care in FY 2015 Proposed Budget

Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex), a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, issued a multimedia package Monday on her dismay at the continued lack of funding for women's health care in the governor's proposed FY 2015 state budget.

Pintor Marin noted that for the fifth straight year, the governor's budget has failed to include funding for women's health care, which, at $7.5 million, represents less than one tenth of one percent of the proposed budget's $34.4 billion price tag.

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Wimberly on Cancer Research Budget Cuts

(TRENTON) - Assemblyman Benjie E. Wimberly (D-Bergen, Passaic) released the following statement Monday after the Assembly Budget Committee heard from the Department of Health on reduced funding for cancer research:

"Last year, $1 million for the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research was diverted to the general fund.

"Now, this fiscal year, we see a similar proposed action, along with a reduction of funding for the South Jersey Cancer Program of Camden and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Together, the total of reductions amounts to nearly $30 million.

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Cryan Statement on Christie’s Urban Enterprise Zone Tax Hike

Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement Monday after the Assembly Budget Committee heard from the Department of Labor on Gov. Chris Christie's plan for a new Urban Enterprise Zone tax increase:

"Gov. Christie never hesitates when it comes to providing corporate tax breaks, yet he doesn't seem to hold that affinity for businesses working to revitalize and create jobs in New Jersey's most distressed urban communities.

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Monday - Assembly Budget Panel to Review Labor & Health Spending

The Assembly Budget Committee will meet on Monday to receive testimony on proposed budgets for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Department of Health.

The hearings will be in Committee Room 11 on the 4th Floor of the State House Annex in Trenton…

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