For the third year in a row, the governor was unveiling a budget that proposed more spending and more taxes – and made no hard choices to address what truly ails our great state, Michele N. Siekerka said in a recent op-ed for the Press of Atlantic City. She noted that state tax revenues are up 6% from last year and New Jersey is likely to carry an even larger surplus into the new fiscal year, yet the Murphy administration is proposing a record $41 billion state budget that increases spending by 5.7% and relies on more tax increases to pay for it all.

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