District 11 legislators Senator Jennifer Beck, Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande (all R-Monmouth) joined Gov. Chris Christie in Long Branch today to continue working with small businesses owners who are struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
“On behalf of local business owners and families, we are so appreciative of Gov. Christie’s leadership, as we continue to do everything possible to help them recover and reopen before the summer season kicks off,” Senator Beck said. “Our county coastline remains a vital resource for New Jersey’s economy, attracting tourists and serving as the livelihood of so many residents. Recovery here will be an integral part of ongoing private-sector job growth happening now in New Jersey.”
Gov. Christie met in Long Branch this afternoon with several restaurant and small business owners in the vicinity of the Monmouth County coast to better understand how the state can respond to their needs and concerns.
“Not only is New Jersey’s economy on the rebound as today’s jobs data shows continued job creation, but Monmouth County is on track with its recovery from Super Storm Sandy,” said Assembly Republican Deputy Conference Leader Angelini. “Here in Long Branch, and all along the Shore, we are seeing signs of revitalization as we near the summer season. As our economy continues to strengthen and as nearly all of the businesses are open in the area, we need to stay the course by providing additional incentives. Now is the ideal time to implement the governor’s tax-cut proposal.”
“The governor’s visit to Long Branch shows his continued commitment to the businesses at the Jersey Shore” said Assemblywoman Casagrande. “Today’s jobs report shows another decline in the state’s unemployment rate, reaffirming that we are moving in the right direction to create private-sector jobs and grow the economy.”