Sen. Michael Testa stood up for taxpayers and voted against a bloated $50 billion state budget proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy and Democrats that fails to provide significant relief to New Jersey taxpayers.
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Senator Michael Testa (R-1) issued the following statement after speaking and voting against a bloated $50 billion state budget proposed by Governor Murphy and Democrats that fails to provide significant relief to taxpayers:
Sen. Michael Testa speaking against the FY 2023 State Budget during a floor debate in the New Jersey Senate on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. (SenateNJ.com)
“I spoke up for New Jersey’s taxpayers who were left out of Governor Murphy’s $50+ billion budget. Trenton had a chance to do right by the taxpayers and small businesses who make this state work, but it didn’t do that.
“A few insiders decided they know how to spend your hard-earned tax money better than you do. They think they know better than you. We wanted to send your tax overpayments back to you. That’s freedom.
“I voted ‘NO’ on the bloated Murphy budget and oppose the unfair and partisan way this budget was put together. New Jerseyans deserve better.”
Here is Senator Testa’s floor speech opposing the passage of the budget: