Murphy talks education spending in budget address

Education was a big part of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s fiscal year 2021 budget address, which he delivered Aug. 25 at Rutgers University’s SHI Stadium in Piscataway.

“We must also recognize that for a majority of our students, remote learning will be a part of their day, whether in part or in full,” Murphy said on Aug. 25. “And with this will come new burdens on parents who don’t have the ability or privilege to provide adequate supervision during times of remote study. 

“So this budget comes with a promise to these families and students. We will invest up to $250 million dollars to support our schools in opening more fully for these students, to provide subsidies to child-care centers so that more of them can reopen and to expand direct subsidies to families so more of them can afford child care.”

NJ Advance Media’s Samantha Marcus has a recap of the governor’s address.