The State of New Jersey and Governor Phil Murphy have been working on the new budget for the state. This happens every year around this time but this year is a bit different.
Is $4 Million Enough For The Wildwood Boardwalk?
Coming out of Covid Gov. Muphy has the difficult task of getting our state out of the pandemic state and back to normal.
His press release about this year’s budget goes on today, “Governor Murphy’s budget is not simply about getting New Jersey back to where it used to be, but moving forward to where we need to be by building a new economy that grows our middle class and works for every single family, while asking the wealthiest among us to pay their fair share in taxes.”
The planning for a state budget takes roughly about 2-3 months to get approved. Last year was very unique for our state as we had gotten a revised budget on August 25th 2020. This budget was revised budget was created to help get the state funding for school and another possible shutdown as one was expected for the fall.
That additional money rounded out to a $2.2 billion in surplus, which according to the budget was created to help maintain to “address the very real possibility of another shutdown due to a resurgence of the novel coronavirus.” This amount of surplus will be kept in line for this year just in case covid takes another aim at us in the Spring.
The most important part of his budget meeting, to us down here in the Wildwoods, is an $4 Million promise that would go towards fixing parts of the Wildwood Boardwalk.
Back in September 2019 New Jersey lawmakers made their way to the Wildwoods to get a special tour of the aging sections of the Wildwood. With New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy vetoing a bill that would help fix these issues South Jersey lawmakers are stepping up to propose $40 million bill.
If you want to read about that plan click the link below.