New Jersey lawmakers are taking up the issue of corporate tax incentives.

The state’s current incentives program expires on June 30, and Governor Phil Murphy wants them to end. But the state legislature is set to pass legislation that would extend them for six months.

“Mr. Murphy, a Democrat, has criticized the big-ticket incentive packages and wants to replace the old programs with targeted investments in areas including real-estate development focused on urban centers and mass transit, brownfield redevelopment and historic preservation. The governor’s proposal would have annual limits on how much the state can award companies,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

A spokesman for the governor said in the article, “Extending bad legislation is not the way to attract business to our state.”

Senate President Steve Sweeney, a Democrat, said the Senate also plans to take up legislation that will extend the existing programs.

“Extending the incentive program while we work something out makes all the sense in the world,” Mr. Sweeney said.