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No Major Budget Changes Expected for Current Fiscal Year

Updated: Jul 4

May 18, 2023 |

Pictured: Elizabeth Maher Muoio at an Assembly Budget Committee hearing on May 17, 2023.

Photo Credit: NJ Spotlight News

No major spending cuts or other drastic budget changes are looming in New Jersey despite a sizable outlook revision that has reduced state tax forecasts by more than $1 billion with only a few weeks left in the fiscal year.

That was the message delivered to lawmakers on Wednesday (5/17) by state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio as she detailed lower- than-expected April tax collections, but also ways a bolstered state budget surplus has prevented the need for “emergency budgetary actions.”

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