As Fiscal Year 2024 budget season gets into full swing in New Jersey, the Assembly Budget Committee announced that public hearings will begin this week.
The first will be held Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. in Trenton. A second public hearing will be held March 29, also at 9:30 a.m.
The Assembly notes that early time slots during Wednesday’s hearing will be reserved for persons who, as a result of a disability, wish to deliver their testimony remotely.
“The upcoming public hearings represent a critical element of the Legislature’s budget process. I look forward to getting direct input constituents and advocates on issues impacting our communities,” said Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, D-29th District, chair of the Assembly Budget Committee. “Our top priority is to create a fiscally responsible budget that meets the needs of residents and builds on our work to make New Jersey a more affordable place to live.”
The meetings come on the heels of last week’s kickoff to Senate budget hearings on Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed $53.1 billion FY2024 spending plan. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee last week held a public hearing in Mahwah and will hold another hearing March 30 at the Statehouse with testimony from the state treasurer and the Office of Legislative Services (OLS).
Anybody interested in testifying can register online here. Members of the public can watch the live proceedings here.i