Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement Tuesday in response to the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2023 State Budget address:
“I am pleased the Governor’s budget continues efforts to make New Jersey more affordable, building on the law I championed creating the middle-class tax cut. I have long advocated for fully funding the Homestead Rebate program and so I am pleased to see such a strong commitment to reducing property taxes for New Jerseyans.
“I am also happy that the budget includes no new taxes or fees, maintains over a dozen tax cuts, and includes another record increase in aid to fund our best-in-the-nation schools. Continuing commitments to sound fiscal policy and prudent financial management ensures we are putting people and families first.
“I look forward to a thorough and robust review of the proposed budget by our budget committee and caucus.”