On Sunday, Governor Murphy approved the Legislature’s State Budget for FY2020. This year’s budget funds many of our shared priorities, including a record-breaking pension contribution and additional investments to NJ Transit.
Additionally, the budget signed by Governor Murphy appropriates funding to the state’s “rainy day” fund - a state supply intended to support state finances should we face another financial recession. This year’s budget appropriates $401 million to the reserves, the first allocation to the fund in over a decade.
Governor Murphy and the Legislature were able to pass a budget that truly invests in our state and its citizens. Therefore, I was proud to vote for a balanced budget.
Below are some highlights from this year’s budget.
FY2020 Budget Highlights
- $3.8 billion to Public-Worker Pensions
- $75 million to New Jersey Transit
- $10.4 million for Family Planning Services
- $8.68 million to Non-Profit Security Grant Program
- $3.3 million for Sexual Violence Prevention and Intervention Services
- $3.1 million for Immigration-Status Related Legal Assistance
- $1.64 million to the Developmental Disabilities Council
- $1.31 million to Address the Opioid Crisis
- $ 1 million to the Reed NEXT Autism Services Program
- $1 million to Big Brothers and Big Sisters State Association
- $263,000 for Transition Professionals Re-Entry Services
- $200,000 for Adler Aphasia Center
- $150,000 for Project S.A.R.A.H
- $125,000 for Mental Health Awareness Training
- $120,000 for Bergen Family Center
Best wishes for a safe and happy Independence Day!
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle