NJ lawmakers pass budget that leaves out several of Murphy's top priorities

Molly Daly
June 20, 2019 - 6:54 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy

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NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey lawmakers have passed a $38.7 billion budget plan that's stripped out some of Gov. Phil Murphy's top priorities.  

The Senate passed the bill early Thursday afternoon by a 31 to six vote that included seven Republicans. A few hours later, it cleared the Assembly 53 to 24.

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The spending plan does not include Murphy's proposed change to the millionaire's tax, which would've hiked the rate on earnings over $1 million. Also failing to make the cut was a tax hike on gun sales. 

What's not known is whether Murphy will sign it, use his line item veto, or veto the bill outright, which would set up a possible government shutdown at a minute after midnight on July 1.