Budget Breakdown: Where the Governor and Legislature Disagree

NJTV News, NJTV News | June 28, 2019 | Budget
Although their spending proposals differ little in size, the sides are far apart on key issues. NJ Spotlight’s John Reitmeyer explains

The budget proposals for fiscal year 2020 put forward by Gov. Phil Murphy and the Legislature are almost the same size, separated by about $200 million ($38.9 billion for the governor’s plan versus $38.7 billion for the legislative plan). But there are key disagreements between the two sides on how revenue would be raised and where it would be spent. NJ Spotlight’s Budget and Finance writer John Reitmeyer breaks down the differences.