March 7, 2023
Governor Murphy outlined spending priorities for the state of New Jersey in his budget address this week. LFNJ is encouraged by the emphasis on needed affordable housing, and maintaining the best public education in the nation. As we pursue these initiatives, it is imperative that the places we live and learn are lead-free environments. We must make sure that homes, schools, and childcare facilities are safe, and that health care initiatives are adequate to fund childhood lead testing, as well as address both the physical and cognitive health effects of lead exposure.