NJ Spotlight News: June 29, 2021

Gov. Phil Murphy today signed off on a record-setting budget approving a state spending plan of $46.4 billion. Ahead of the June 30 deadline. And with the help of a $10 billion surplus from unexpected tax revenue. The new budget includes a record contribution to the public worker pension system $6.9 billion. Increased spending for K-12 schools, property tax breaks and $500 rebates for several hundred thousand eligible households.

Tuesday, officials announced 265 new, positive cases and 6 new deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 892,876 cases in the state and 26,444 confirmed and probable deaths.

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