Upon the approval by the full Assembly of a Fiscal Year 2020 State Budget proposed by the Democrats in the Legislature, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex) issued the following statement:
“We’ve listened to constituent concerns, taken into account OLS and the Administration’s budget testimony to devise a spending plan that builds on the progress we’ve made in the last few years.
“We’ve moved forward today to once again deliver a fiscally responsible budget that provides more funding for property tax relief, seniors, veterans, higher education, community colleges, NJ Transit and without broad-based taxes.
“With a healthy surplus of over $1.4 billion, our budget meets our residents’ priorities and includes the Governor’s priorities providing a record pension payment of $3.8 billion.
“Importantly, we’ve heard the call from various sectors to help ease the impact of the minimum wage increase on Personal Care Assistants and Direct Service Providers. Our budget fixes this problem and also provides property tax relief and increased funding for NJ Transit, $50 million more than the Governor proposed.
“Our budget sets New Jersey on the right path for the next fiscal year.”