Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed spending is about 10% more than last year’s budget, when there was no pandemic in sight. Even with all this extra cash, there’s no plan to roll back the new taxes that were included in the last state budget. Budget and finance writer John Reitmeyer and business correspondent Rhonda Schaffler go through the details.
Rhonda Schaffler has been reporting on business for NJ Spotlight News since 2016. Previously, she worked as an anchor and reporter for CNN, Reuters and Bloomberg.
John Reitmeyer has covered state and local government in New Jersey for more than 20 years, and for the last five years with NJ Spotlight News. He primarily focuses on issues related to the state budget, taxes and public finance. Prior to joining NJ Spotlight, Reitmeyer wrote for The Record of Bergen County, The Burlington County Times and The Press of Atlantic City.