(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-Camden, Burlington) issued the following statement Tuesday following Governor Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Address:
“The Governor’s announcement that revenues from our State Sales, Income and Corporation Business taxes are outperforming expectations is certainly welcome news. It is now incumbent upon the Legislature to ensure we responsibly prioritize how we fund programs that are critical to our State’s nine million residents as we seek to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Job creation and developing a pathway for our children to safely return to the classroom is paramount to getting back to a state of normalcy. We must do all we can with the resources we have to ensure we put our friends and neighbors back to work as we strive to boost our economy and protect families in need.
“I am particularly pleased that the Governor’s proposal includes full funding for the Senior Freeze and Homestead Rebate property tax programs. These initiatives are crucial and should be embraced across party lines.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues over the next several months to craft a fair, responsible and thoughtful State budget that reflects our shared priorities and our goal for a prosperous New Jersey today and in the years to come.”