Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden, Burlington) issued the following statement Tuesday in response to Governor Murphy’s budget address:
“I spent the better part of a decade as chair of the Assembly Budget Committee. This budget represents our shared values and the priorities that we have been fighting for in the Legislature for the last several years, including funding for property tax relief, education, and safety net programs to protect our most vulnerable residents. I’m encouraged that this governor has listened to what we in the Legislature have been advocating for and has made efforts to obtain cost savings and focus on supporting the middle class families of New Jersey.
“Assembly Democrats will now take a deep dive into the Governor’s proposal over the next several months and we will help to craft a fair budget. A budget proposed is not a budget adopted and now the conversation begins between equal branches of government to hammer out the details.”