Voting on straight party lines, Senate passes $34.1 billion budget bill, 24-16

TRENTON – The state Senate this afternoon passed the FY2015 budget along party lines.

The vote, as expected, was 24-16 in favor of the $34.1 billion budget.

All 24 Democrats voted “aye,” and all 16 Republicans voted “nay.”

The assembly continues to debate the same budget in the lower house.

In fact, blink and you miss it.

They pushed it off the floor moments ago.

The bill appropriates $34,133,290,000 in State funds and $15,013,691,000 in federal funds for the State budget for Fiscal Year 2015.  In accordance with the provisions of Article VIII, Section II, par. 2, New Jersey Constitution, the Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations bill identifies anticipated resources sufficient to meet projected appropriations.

      The following summary compares the budget recommendations of the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget recommendation with the appropriations bill as reported by the committee:

 

SUMMARY OF FY 2015 APPROPRIATIONS

($ millions)

Non-Federal Resources Available, All Funds

Governor’s Budget Recommendations

S-2015

 

 

 

Undesignated Fund Balances July 1, 2014

$300.6

$375.0

Non-Federal Revenues Anticipated

$34,447.4

$34,058.7

Total Non-Federal Resources Available

$34,748.1

$34,433.7

 

 

 

Non-Federal Appropriations, All Funds

Governor’s Budget Recommendations

S-2015

  Direct State Services

$7,475.8

$7,357.0

  Grants-in-Aid

$10,367.7

$10,162.0

  State Aid

$14,626.4

$14,635.8

  Debt Service

$404.8

$404.8

  Capital Construction

$1,560.6

$1,573.7

      Total

$34,435.3

$34,133.3

Undesignated Fund Balances, All Funds, June 30, 2015

$312.8

$300.4

 

 

SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS BY DEPARTMENT

ALL FUNDS

($ millions)

Appropriations

Governor’s Budget Recommendations

S-2015

 

 

 

Legislature

$76.5

$76.5

Chief Executive

$6.7

$6.7

Agriculture

$19.7

$19.7

Banking and Insurance

$64.0

$64.0

Children and Families

$1,093.4

$1,097.1

Community Affairs

$792.6

$800.0

Corrections

$1,079.9

$1,069.9

Education

$12,977.2

$12,971.3

Environmental Protection

$334.1

$334.5

Health and Senior Services

$339.3

$369.0

Human Services

$6,638.9

$6,615.5

Labor and Workforce Development

$165.9

$165.9

Law and Public Safety

$557.1

$511.2

Military & Veterans’ Affairs

$95.5

$95.7

State

$1,260.8

$1,274.6

Transportation

$1,383.8

$1,367.8

Treasury

$1,940.0

$1,724.6

Debt Service

$404.8

$404.8

Misc. Executive Commissions

$0.8

$0.8

Interdepartmental

$4,512.0

$4,471.3

Judiciary

$692.4

$692.4

          TOTAL

$34,435.3

$34,133.3

Voting on straight party lines, Senate passes $34.1 billion budget bill, 24-16