Calling it a reflection of values, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the state’s revised nine-month budget bill with historic spending, a record amount of debt and the governor’s long-sought millionaires tax. But the hearing process was turned upside down by COVID-19, with no public testimony and a fast-tracked bill that was presented, passed and signed in a little over a week — a rare timeline by Trenton standards. Now groups, from friend to foe, are calling out the lack of transparency and funding for some vulnerable residents. Correspondent Michael Hill has the story from Trenton.
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