ACNJ testimony on New Jersey’s proposed budget FY2019

Posted on March 22, 2018

On March 22, 2018 Ceil Zalkind and Cynthia Rice testified in front of the Senate Budget Committee.

Governor Murphy’s priorities outlined in the FY 2019 budget clearly demonstrate his commitment to working families, including increases in the Earned Income Tax Credit and the minimum wage and pursuing tuition free community colleges, and  an increase in funding to expand our state’s national preschool model.

However, one issue is absent in the budget that will affect all of the other priorities– supports for parents to go to work and ensure that their children are in safe, nurturing environments.

Read the testimony.