PRIETO STATEMENT ON TRANSITIONAL AID

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Monday on the 67-11-1 Assembly vote on the bill (A-4373) he sponsored to appropriate $140.5 million for the state’s transitional aid program, including $139 million for eligible municipalities and $1.5 million for oversight:

“The governor’s unfortunate decision put public safety, vital services and financial stability at risk in many of New Jersey’s cities, but we’ve taken a major step toward providing this direly needed help. I look forward to this becoming law.
“I applaud today’s bipartisan vote, and I hope from this point forward everyone will put public policy above partisan politics when making key decisions that impact public safety and the ability of a city to make its debt payments.”