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New Jersey Citizen Action Statement On Governor Phil Murphy's Budget Address

Insider NJ — March 5, 2019

Trenton, NJ — New Jersey Citizen Action released the following statement today in response to Governor Phil Murphy's Fiscal Year 2020 budget address.

"For too many years millionaires and large corporations have benefited from billions of dollars in tax breaks at the state and federal level while lawmakers claim poverty when it comes to badly needed investments in infrastructure, working families and seniors," said Phyllis Salowe-Kaye, Executive Director of New Jersey Citizen Action. "It's time for these destructive policies to stop and for our millionaires and corporations to start paying their fair share. This budget puts us on that corrective course while also making middle class and working class New Jersyeans top priorities. Increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit puts more money in the pockets of working families trying to make ends meet. Investing in education and making community college more affordable will ensure that all our state residents have the chance to acquire the skills they need to compete in the 21st century economy. We look forward to working further with the Governor and our State Legislature to craft a budget that works for all New Jerseyans."

New Jersey Citizen Action is a statewide progressive advocacy organization fighting for social and economic justice. We put progressive values into action.

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