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Senator Declan O'Scanlon Senator Declan O'Scanlon (R-13)
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January 20, 2023
O’Scanlon: WTF JBOC?

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Joint Budget Oversight Committee Still Not Considering Plans to Put Billions in Idle Pandemic & Debt Relief Funds to Effective Use

Senate Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon responded with dismay after the Joint Budget Oversight Committee (JBOC) issued an agenda for its meeting on Monday that fails to consider proposals to put to use billions in idle pandemic relief funds and billions more set aside for debt relief in the FY 2023 State Budget.

Sen. Declan O’Scanlon responded with dismay to the Joint Budget Oversight Committee’s continuing failure to consider plans to put billions in idle pandemic and debt relief funds to effective use. (Pixabay)

“We have billions in unspent federal relief funds sitting idle in State accounts for nearly two years that’s getting devalued by inflation,” said O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth), a member of the committee. “We have billions more set aside in the current State Budget to pay down debt that hasn’t been touched for more than six months. Since JBOC is responsible for approving the use of these funds, why has no plan been presented by Governor Murphy or the Democratic majority for approval? WTF are you waiting for?”

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