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Murphy gives budget address, and 6 more South Jersey stories you may have missed

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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TRENTON — Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday unveiled a $55.9 billion budget, up about 5% over his previous year’s proposal, calling for nearly $1 billion more in K-12 school funding as well as about $1 billion in new taxes on high-earning businesses to fund transit. Murphy, a two-term Democrat, cast the budget as the fulfillment of campaign pledges to identify a recurring source of funding for NJ Transit and to fully finance a state formula for schools that’s never before been fully implemented. “Our budget will ensure New Jersey retains...

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