Sweeney: More health care savings possible than in Murphy’s budget

Sweeney front page carrousel

March 10, 2019 |

 

The Gloucester County Democrat, who battled with Murphy over his first budget proposal in 2018, is convinced that there’s plenty more savings possible from health care changes for public sector workers than the $800 million Murphy’s budget identified and that those cost-savings should be enough to avert the governor’s proposed income tax hike on New Jersey millionaires and provide additional property tax relief to overburdened homeowners.

TRENTON — Senate President Stephen Sweeney says the hundreds of millions in public employee health care savings identified in Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed state budget is a good starting point for negotiations this year.

But the Gloucester County Democrat, who battled with Murphy over his first budget proposal in 2018, is convinced that there’s plenty more savings possible from health care changes for public sector workers than the $800 million Murphy’s budget identified, and that those cost savings should be enough to avert the governor’s proposed income tax hike on New Jersey millionaires and provide additional property tax relief to overburdened homeowners.

 

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