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Muoio Appointed by Speaker Prieto to Serve on Assembly Budget Committee

Assemblywoman Liz Muoio (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) has been appointed by Speaker Vincent Prieto to serve on the pivotal Assembly Budget Committee as the 217th legislature gets underway.

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, in addition to focusing on policy issues and legislation that directly impact state spending and finances.

“I’m grateful for the confidence the Speaker has placed in me to serve on this important committee,” said Muoio. “The Budget Committee is where our priorities are set and our agenda for the year is ultimately laid out. With the governor’s annual budget address just a few weeks away, I’m eager to join with my colleagues to tackle the many fiscal challenges that we face right now.”

Muoio was first appointed to represent the 15th legislative district last February after Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman was elected to Congress. Muoio was then elected to her first full term in the Assembly this past November.

Prior to joining the Assembly, Muoio served on the Pennington Borough Council from 1997 until 2001 when she was elected to the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders. She served as a freeholder, including a term as president, until she resigned in February 2008 when she was appointed by the County Executive to serve as the Mercer County Director of Economic Development and Sustainability.

Muoio earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Georgetown University. In addition to her Budget Committee appointment, Muoio will also serve on the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee and the Assembly Judiciary Committee.