Over 100 elected leaders back Gov. Murphy’s budget
New Jersey, July 2: The roadblocks and hurdles put in the path of Governor Phil Murphy have received a damper with over 100 local and county elected officials from throughout New Jersey joining the fight and offering their support to the Governor’s budget.
It is to be noted here that the State Legislative leaders were allegedly refusing to compromise and work with Governor Phil Murphy to pass a responsible, balanced budget that funds progressive priorities.” They would rather play the same kind of budget games that we’re used to seeing from Trenton and employ Christie-style gimmicks to kick the can down the road,” revealed a Murphy loyalist.
Governor Murphy is standing up for what’s right and working to make New Jersey stronger and fairer, and he’s no longer alone – with the over 100 local and county-elected officials joining his team from throughout New Jersey, the fight has just got stronger and tougher as support to the Governor’s budget gathers momentum.
“I’m proud to stand with Governor Murphy because I know he has our state’s best interests in mind. The investments his budget will make in community college and public transit are essential to keeping Hudson County moving forward as the economic engine of New Jersey.” — Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise
“This is a city-friendly budget, especially for Paterson. I am proud to stand by Governor Murphy and offer him my support.” — Paterson Mayor-elect Andre Sayegh
After 8 years of gimmicks, unfunded mandates and credit downgrade it is important for the State’s fiscal wellbeing to adopt a budget that provides for sustainable funding. Governor Murphy’s budget ensures that we move towards financial stability.” –Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach