Garden State Initiative (GSI) president Regina M. Egea, issued the following statement on Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of the FY 2020 state budget:
“For the first time in recent memory, widespread and bipartisan agreement that our state taxes too much determined the content of our state budget. Approving a budget without tax increases with yet higher spending represents a meaningful step but leaves unfinished business in order to restore our state as a place where both parents and their children can afford to live.
This incremental success must spur more bipartisan action this year to address our state’s addiction to spending. A budget that held the line on taxes in 2020 should serve as an impetus to build a 2021 budget that actually reduces spending and passes on savings to taxpayers. This is not about Big or Small Government, it’s about Effective Government!”