Business groups are hammering Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed budget over its more than $1 billion in tax increases, NJ1015 Correspondent Michael Symons reported earlier this week.

Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of NJBIA, said the state “crushed the COVID-19 curve” but now risks crushing its economy.

“Gov. Murphy’s budget does not deal with the reality of where New Jersey’s economy is today,” Siekerka said. “What is the reality? Our economy is in the tank, is where the reality is.”

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