Murphy Budget Step in Right Direction, Legislature Needs to Better Support NJT, BPU, DEP
Fiscal Responsibility, Tax Fairness and the Environment Go Hand in Hand
Trenton, NJ — Clean Water Action’s NJ State Director, Amy Goldsmith, released the following statement in response to Governor Murphy’s proposed budget released this afternoon.
“Fiscal responsibility is a key component to environmental protection. Funding key environmental and public health safeguards has suffered over years of fiscal irresponsibility and it will take years to undo the damage done. Governor Murphy inherited this mess and his proposed budget is moving New Jersey in the right direction. This budget is demonstrably more fiscally responsible than years past – fewer one shots, over $1 billion in budget cuts, less diversion of dedicated funds and increased tax fairness.