Good news! On June 30th, Governor Murphy signed into law the 2020 budget that included $9 million in increased child care funds, so providers can continue to care for children from low-income families, despite increases to the minimum wage. Last May, ACNJ highlighted this funding crisis with a news conference and petition collecting more than 1,100 signatures. Our hard work paid off! The Governor and Legislature has increased funds for human services workers across the board to offset the rising minimum wage. Read more on NJ Spotlight.
The 2020 budget also includes:
- $68 million to expand preschool to additional districts, support existing preschool programs and assist in wraparound services
- $9 million for state and local census outreach
Congratulations to all those who took action for children and families! These additional dollars would not have been available without your hard work as advocates! Now let's thank Governor Murphy for helping support programs that make a difference in the lives of children and families. PLEASE, call or email the Governor today!
Click here to send Governor Murphy a message now or call his office at 609-292-6000.