Turner Statement On The Budget Address

TRENTON – Senate President Pro Tempore Shirley K. Turner, D- Mercer, made the following statement after Governor Codey’s Budget Address:

“We’ve heard for the past few months that we would face a tough budget shortfall this year. Yet this shortfall should come as no surprise to anyone, given countless past budgets that have ignored real fiscal problems and passed the buck on to future generations.

This year we were able to keep aid to schools, hospitals and municipalities steady, but if we don’t begin to address the serious flaws in our fiscal standing, we won’t be able to provide these essential funds in future years.”