After the Governor signed the Fiscal Year 2020 State Budget into law today, Assembly Budget Committee vice chairman John Burzichelli (D-Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem) issued the following statement:
“The budget the Governor signed today is a fiscally solid, sustainable and responsible spending plan. It fully funds the Senior Freeze Property Tax Relief program for the first time in a decade and doubles the veterans’ income tax deduction. These two initiatives along will help over 400,000 New Jerseyans.
“It’s also gratifying to see the Governor has included $75 million in increased funding for NJ Transit which is $50 million more than originally proposed.
“The Democratic Legislature’s budget provides property tax relief and additional funding for education, including special education as well as important programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Jersey, charity care and helps the hard working residents of New Jersey.”