New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has proposed a nearly $45 billion budget for the fiscal year that beings July 1. Legislators have begun their review of that budget and what they eventually pass and send to him to sign into law could result in a different plan than the governor’s.
Think drafting a balanced budget is easy? Now’s your chance.
This budget tool uses Murphy’s proposed budget as a starting point. Below are some commonly discussed revenues and expenditures that you can either increase or cut by clicking the accompanying check box. The changes you make will create your own version of the budget, reflecting any priorities that may differ with or go beyond Murphy’s.
Remember, though, that the budget must be balanced when you are finished, meaning revenues must match or exceed expenditures because the state Constitution does not allow a deficit.
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