Assemblywoman Marlene Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic), chair of the Assembly Education Committee, issued the following statement Monday:
“Democrats pledged not to leave working families in New Jersey behind, and tonight we will honor that pledge. Our caucus worked hard to create a budget that puts working men and women, seniors and children front and center.
“The plan for our state’s future that we will pass – one that includes money for underfunded school districts, expanded pre-school and tuition assistance for college students – outlines a brighter future for New Jersey. It is the product of a fundamental belief that our state is better when we provide people with avenues to advance themselves and their families.
“Speaker Prieto stood up for working people throughout this process and worked hard to produce a Horizon bill that protects ratepayers. I am proud to support both this legislation and a budget that will move New Jersey forward.”