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New Jersey Future Praises Gov. Murphy’s Budget Priorities

Contact: Elaine Clisham  (eclishamatnjfuturedotorg)  , Director of Communications, 609-393-0008 ext. 102
Proposed investments in transit critical to raising New Jersey’s competitiveness 


TRENTON, March 13, 2018 — New Jersey Future released the following statement today concerning Gov. Murphy’s proposed budget priorities:

“New Jersey Future applauds Governor Murphy’s emphasis on New Jersey’s value proposition and his focus on making New Jersey a good value for the money,” said New Jersey Future Executive Director Peter Kasabach.

“We are particularly heartened that the governor considers NJ Transit a top priority,” he continued. “Investing in our transit system, and in other infrastructure, will create the strong foundation we need for long-term economic growth and global competitiveness in the 21st century. The fact that the governor’s proposed increased investment in NJ Transit does not raise consumer fares is a good sign that New Jersey is moving in a new and better direction.

“We are also encouraged to see Governor Murphy embrace the idea of inter-municipal cooperation by proposing the establishment of a ‘shared services czar’ position. Strategic partnerships across municipalities can serve to help keep public costs down and investments aligned.”

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About New Jersey Future

Founded in 1987, New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes sensible growth, redevelopment and infrastructure investments to foster vibrant cities and towns, protect natural lands and waterways, enhance transportation choices, provide access to safe, affordable and aging-friendly neighborhoods and fuel a strong economy. The organization does this through original research, innovative policy development, coalition-building, advocacy, and hands-on technical assistance. New Jersey Future serves as the backbone staff for the Jersey Water Works collaborative.

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