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Sarlo Announces Public Hearings on State Budget

TRENTON – Senator Paul Sarlo, the chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, announced two public hearings on Governor Phil Murphy’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021.

The public hearings to start the Legislature’s work on the state spending plan will be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark on March 10th and at Rowan University in Glassboro on March 12th.

“This will be the start of the Legislature’s work on a state budget that provides vital services in a fiscally responsible way,” said Senator Sarlo. “This year I will have the Committee take a deep dive into the programs and services of the departments of state government to get a full accounting of the finances that support them.

“It will be a ‘structural review’ that goes beyond the traditional focus that was primarily limited to new programs and spending increases for existing ones. We want to make effective investments to expand economic opportunities and address the needs of the state’s residents at the same time we eliminate wasteful spending.”

  • PUBLIC HEARING – Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Campus Center Atrium, 150 Bleeker Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102.
  • PUBLIC HEARING – Thursday, March 12, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at Rowan University, Rohrer College of Business, Business Hall, 271 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028.

The budget committee’s hearings on individual departments of state government and the presentations of state revenues and economic conditions by the Office of Legislative Services and the New Jersey Treasurer will be scheduled after the public hearings are completed, Senator Sarlo said.