We will know Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposals for the next state budget by 1 p.m. Tuesday, when he is due to lay out his election-year spending priorities. The outlook is much brighter than the administration first predicted, thanks to an expected cash infusion from the federal government and better than anticipated tax revenues. With demands mounting from all sides, how will Murphy spend the money? Budget and finance writer John Reitmeyer joins Anchor Briana Vannozzi with a preview.
An award-winning journalist, Briana Vannozzi serves as the anchor for NJ Spotlight News. She's worked in several capacities since joining the news division in 2012, as interim anchor and senior correspondent after years of general assignment reporting as a multimedia journalist. Vannozzi began her television journalism career by cutting her teeth on New Jersey State House politics for New Jersey Network News. And later as a news radio correspondent at FM News 101.9 in New York City. A Burlington County native, she's honored to be serving and covering her home state.
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.