NEW JERSEY – Ripped directly from the pages of the Democrat playbook: “But we have to [release] the bill so that you can find out what’s in it…”
During Tuesday’s Assembly Budget Committee meeting, Serena DiMaso (R-13) and Hal Wirths (R-24) objected to releasing bills when Republicans had not yet been provided those bills’ language. Some of those those bills pertained to Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed FY2022 $46.4 billion budget.
Wirths questioned the rush to release the bills from committee. “There’s no way physically anybody could have read these or gone through them,” he said.
DiMaso was blunt. “You can’t release a bill you haven’t read, right?”
The bills were released along partisan lines.
Republican Budget Officer Hal Wirths (R-24) questioned the wisdom of releasing bills that no Republicans had a chance to read because the bills’ language was not made available.