Gov. Murphy vows to veto 'gimmick' budget proposals

<p>Gov. Phil Murphy says he'll veto any budget sent to him by state legislators if it relies on &quot;unverified&quot; savings and other &quot;gimmicks.&quot;</p>

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2018, 3:52 PM

Updated 2,198 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says he'll veto any budget sent to him by state legislators if it relies on "unverified" savings and other "gimmicks."
The governor made the announcement during a news conference Monday, the same day lawmakers plan to unveil their proposals.
Hearings are then expected Tuesday, and a vote on Thursday.
Murphy says lawmakers are proposing $1 billion in unsustainable and temporary revenue, along with $450 million in new spending.
Senate President Steve Sweeney said Friday he would advance a budget that substitutes the governor's proposed income and sales tax increases for a surcharge on businesses while adding millions of dollars more in other spending.
The budget comments come as Murphy and the Democrat-led Legislature approach a June 30 deadline to enact a balanced budget.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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