Category: Budget Advocacy

Governor Signs Thriving by Three Act to Increase Infant/Toddler Child Care.

Today, Governor Murphy signed the Thriving by Three Act, which includes bills S2476 and A4179, into law. With widespread support, this legislation passed unanimously in both houses. Special thanks to our early childhood champions Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, who were the bill’s main sponsors. This legislation will: bring […]

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 […]