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Speaker Pro Tempore Johnson Statement on FY 2021 State Budget Proposal

Assemblyman Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released the following statement Tuesday in regarding Governor’s Murphy’s State Budget Address:
“We are living in unparalleled times. The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated our State’s fiscal outlook and plummeted New Jersey into an economic crisis that we have not experienced in generations.
“Assembly Democrats will work on behalf of New Jersey’s nine million residents as we listen to stakeholders and colleagues in our efforts to produce a just and sensible spending plan for the next nine months.
“The Governor’s spending plan includes several positive aspects. Funding for the Senior Freeze and Homestead Benefit property tax programs is restored under the proposal.
“Our work begins today and we take seriously our obligation to present a budget that safeguards seniors, children and our most vulnerable residents.
“The challenge is big, but our commitment to the hard working families of this state is bigger.”