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Author Archives: Daniel J. Munoz

NJ budget: A look at what lawmakers removed from Murphy’s spending plan (access required)

Gov. Phil Murphy delivers his revised Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Address at SHI stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway on Aug. 25, 2020.

Legislators will hold committee votes on Tuesday for their version of a nine-month spending plan to cover state expenses that includes just three taxes sought by Gov. Phil Murphy in his own proposal: The millionaire's tax, a four-year extension to the corporate business tax, and an HMO assessment on net written premiums, according to a person in the state Legislature.

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Murphy signs bill to protect marginalized communities in NJ from pollution (access required)

“Residents in our environmental justice communities have suffered adverse health conditions at rates many times higher than residents elsewhere,” Gov. Phil Murphy said at a Sept. 18 bill signing cermoeny at Tichenor Park in Newark. “We know that [COVID-19] has been particularly worse for those with underlying health conditions, so it is important … that we send the message that no longer will economically disadvantaged areas of our states be dumping grounds."

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