In February, Governor Murphy proposed FY22 state appropriations for arts, history, and tourism programs that honor A3101, passed in 2020, now Public Law 2019, c.333.

These appropriations represent a 60% increase in state funds over FY21 ($31.9m for NJ State Council on the Arts, $5.5m for NJ Historical Commission, $17.6m for NJ Division of Travel & Tourism, and $720k for NJ Cultural Trust).

It is now up to the NJ State Legislature to consider the Governor’s budget proposal and present their version to the administration with the goal of passage by June 30.