Assembly Budget Committee chairperson Eliana Pintor Marin today announced two public hearings on the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2021 State Budget proposal.
The public hearings represent the beginning of the Legislature’s work on the budget plan. The first hearing will be held in Committee Room 11 in the State House Annex on Wednesday, March 18th starting at 9:30 a.m. The second hearing will take place in the same location with the same start time on Wednesday, March 25th.
“The public hearings on the Governor’s spending plan proposal are critically important for our committee,” said Pintor Marin (D-Essex). “The hearings give us the opportunity to gather information regarding what is important to members of the general public as well as advocacy groups and others who are impacted by the State Budget.”
Those wishing to testify may register online at www.njleg.state.nj.us and click BUDGET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Online Registration or call the Legislative Budget and Finance office at (609) 847-3105 to register by phone. Those presenting written testimony are asked to provide 20 copies on the day of the hearing.
“The testimony presented at the public hearings informs our committee regarding the priorities of the general public,” said Pintor Marin. “This information helps greatly as the Legislature works to craft a fair and responsible budget that meets the needs of all New Jersey families.”
Upon completion of the public hearings, the Assembly Budget Committee will schedule further hearings with individual departments of State government, which will include presentations of State revenues by the Office of Legislative Services and the State Treasurer.