01 Jul: Turner: Property Tax Relief, Education Winners In State Budget

TRENTON – Senator Shirley K. Turner, D-Mercer and Senate President Pro Tempore, issued the following statement today as the Legislature passed the Fiscal Year 2006 Budget:

“Throughout the budget process, the one thing that has remained the same is that those areas the Senate and Assembly agreed upon outnumber those areas in which we disagreed. That fact made the budget we passed today as strong as it could be.

01 Jul: Senator Coniglio Statement On FY 2006 Budget

TRENTON – Senator Joseph Coniglio, D-Bergen, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Fiscal Year 2006 budget today:

“I think this is the first budget in the four years I’ve been here, where revenues were truly tied to spending. It is also nice to know that for the first time in four years, we will have a significant cushion in the State’s surplus.

01 Jul: Senator Sweeney Reacts To Passage Of FY ’06 Budget

TRENTON – Senator Stephen M. Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, and a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee released the following statement today following the passage of the Fiscal Year 2006 budget:

“This budget is a victory for the people of New Jersey. It spends less than last year’s budget, without raising the sales tax. We got it right – the taxpayers won, not any political party or individual.”