Republicans call for spending cuts, not tax increases, in the new budget

Heading into Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget address Tuesday, Sen. Steve Oroho says Republicans are ready to push back on the administration over one big issue: controlling spending. Republicans are concerned about the potential for tax increases in the new budget.

The governor’s budget address will come against a backdrop of an economy that’s battered and bruised. The state recently reported that the unemployment rate fell in July, but New Jersey’s jobless rate is above the national average.

We’ve had toilet paper shortages, meat shortages, and cleaning supply shortages due to COVID-19. In the last few weeks, there’s also been a coin shortage. And now, there’s a desk shortage. USA Today found that desks are out-of-stock at major retailers as parents are looking for desks for their children who will be learning remotely from home this fall.