Murphy signs revised fiscal year 2021 budget

Gov. Phil Murphy on Sept. 29 signed New Jersey’s revised fiscal year 2021 budget, with Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin among the speakers at the afternoon event.

“As we have all said many times before, a budget is a reflection of the values of our state,” Murphy said prior to signing the budget. “And looking out as best I can see, I see these values reflected in your faces, and I hear them in your voices, and I am proud of the budget we are enacting today.”

Murphy added that the budget “protects the enhanced investments we have made over the past two years in our public education system and in our classrooms,” and it will “continue our work to expand pre-K opportunities statewide” as well as maintain “vital tuition assistance for higher education students.”