NJGOP Celebrates Victory For Firefighters

May 7, 2019

NJGOP Celebrates Victory For Firefighters

Trenton, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy has caved on his proposal to take $33 million from a hardship fund for New Jersey firefighters following strong opposition from Republican lawmakers and First Responders.

NJGOP Chairman Steinhardt had the following comment:

“We are happy for New Jersey’s First Responders. Today, Governor Murphy caved on his scheme to raid the New Jersey Firemen’s Association burial fund for $33 million.  Still, New Jersey voters should be alarmed at the lengths to which this Governor will go to feed his nearly $40 billion, ultra-liberal budget’s voracious appetite.  But for a reporter’s research, he might have succeeded.  The public uproar against Governor Murphy’s efforts to rob the firemen’s fund proves that while there are no lengths to which the Governor won’t go to fuel his progressive platform, there are many more conscientious New Jerseyans who are willing to prioritize their spending, even when their Governor is not.  The biggest challenge now is whether the Governor and Democratic caucus actually have the courage to tighten their belts and save $33 million, or whether they’ll continue their pattern of reckless spending and mortgage our future to pay for it.”

The Republican effort to fight to keep these funds intact for First Responders and their families was loud and effective.