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Americans for Prosperity Highlights Shortcomings of the Approved Budget

Jun 24, 2021 by AFP

TRENTON, NJ – Today, Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey (AFP-NJ) weighed in shortly after the legislature passed this year’s budget. The grassroots group stressed Governor Phil Murphy and the legislature have continued to approve unnecessary increases in spending over the last four years. In less than a year, New Jersey borrowed $4.5 billion and received billions more from the federal government. It will also spend $9 billion, over 24 percent more than the first budget Murphy and the legislature approved in 2018. 

AFP-NJ State Director Tony Howley issued the following statement: 

“Today, the legislature passed yet another fiscally irresponsible and reckless budget. Their claims to being fiscally prudent with this budget are blatantly untrue as it’s full of one-time gimmicks and bloated spending. Legislative leaders continue to bury their heads in the sand and refuse to make the real fiscal reforms needed to help make New Jersey affordable for residents. To applaud things such as the growth of our rainy-day fund built on billions in borrowing and federal bailouts is not a way to build New Jersey’s future. This is not only foolish but completely unsustainable. The legislature and Governor must act now to make true reforms before it is too late.”