Dear Editor

On Tuesday, I had the honor of attending Governor Murphy's budget address. Thank you Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly for the invitation. 

It was great to hear Governor Murphy putting the middle class first. Governor Murphy, with the support of the Legislature, has made the middle class a priority during his Administration. From increasing the minimum wage to expanding the family leave act, the Murphy Administration has made it clear that they have "our backs.

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It was also refreshing to hear that the Administration was able to find over a billion dollars in savings which means there won't be an increase on New Jersey Transit fares and for the second year in a row this governor is actually working with a surplus. 

Lets hope that the Assembly Speaker and the Senate President get on board and support Governor Murphy's budget and avert any possibility of a state government shutdown. Governor Murphy's budget is responsible and progressive.



Wayne Witherspoon