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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: Murphy Budget is a Missed Opportunity

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco released the following statement after Governor Phil Murphy proposed his Fiscal Year 2021 budget in a Joint Session of the Legislature.

Sen. Anthony Bucco said Gov. Murphy’s FY 2021 budget failed to offer beleaguered taxpayers any hope for a more affordable New Jersey. (

“This was a missed opportunity for a more affordable state for taxpayers. At $40.85 billion, this budget reflects an increase of more than 5 percent over the FY 2020 budget passed last year.

“Residents are fleeing the state in record numbers, as evidenced by study after study. This was the time to start giving people hope for a more affordable New Jersey and give them a reason to stay.

“This budget gives us new and higher taxes, and boosts the cost of government to historic levels. The state should be living within its means, not continuing the failed tax-and-spend policies of the past.”

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