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Speaker Coughlin Statement on Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s State of the State address on Tuesday:

“I’m proud of the work we’ve done to make New Jersey a safer and more affordable place to live while meeting our obligations and making prudent investments in the future. From our strong gun safety laws to our historic property tax relief programs like StayNJ, we have made significant progress. Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address reflected on that record and offered some promising ideas on health care, education, and our economy. We will continue to work together to protect personal freedoms, provide support for our best-in-the-nation public schools, and attract great jobs in the industries of tomorrow.

“I was pleased to hear the governor’s call to support for our new approach to affordable housing—it’s time to increase availability for more New Jersey families. I thank him for his partnership in the fight against food insecurity, especially our efforts to expand access to free, nutritious meals at school to every child in our state. I’m looking forward to this legislative session and our work with the Senate and Governor Murphy to deliver on the issues most important to the 9.3 million New Jerseyans we serve.”