Category: Budget Advocacy

FY 2023 Budget Hearings

It’s budget time! Speak up on behalf of NJ children. The New Jersey Senate and Assembly Budget Committees have scheduled their hearings on the Governor’s proposed FY 2023 Budget. These hearings provide stakeholders with a forum to speak up on issues impacting children and their families. Read ACNJ’s summary on budget highlights for kids and families. […]

Share with Legislators ACNJ president’s Op-ed supporting legislative bills to invest in child care.

It’s time to address the long-time child care crisis in New Jersey.  The pandemic didn’t create it – it exposed it. Let’s urge legislators to support Senate Majority Leader Teresa Ruiz’s comprehensive package of bills that would help parents, strengthen programs and support staff. One bill, S-2476 (pending introduction), incentivizes the development of child care […]

Gov. Murphy proposed great investments for kids in FY2023 budget, but what about child care?

On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy delivered his sixth state budget address—the first in two years before a full audience at the Statehouse, and outlined his major initiatives for the 2023 budget in order to move New Jersey towards becoming a “stronger, fairer and more affordable” state. Read budget in brief. While the centerpiece of the […]

Tell Our U.S. Senators: Our Young Learners Need Us to “Build Back Better”

On November 19th, the United States House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act which will provide $400 billion for child care and preschool—the largest federal investment of its kind. The funding will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for New Jersey’s children, families and educators by: Making child care affordable for all families with children from […]