Does Governor Still ‘Like the Revenue Projections?’
Senator Kevin O’Toole issued this statement after reading reports that the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority is “effectively operating at a deficit” and that the long-delayed Xanadu project will not open until at least next year.
Just the Latest to Express Her Disgust with Democrats’ Tax Increases?
According to reports on politickernj.com, Democrat Jersey City councilwoman Nidia Lopez may be the latest casualty to lose her job because of high tax policies embraced by Governor Jon Corzine. Nidia Lopez won election to the Jersey City Council despite possibly having unlawfully claimed her residency as Florida – a low tax state where New Jersey residents frequently move to avoid high taxes. If true, the councilwoman would almost certainly be removed from her position.
Cold Hard Facts Contradict Governor’s Political Rhetoric
Senator Joe Kyrillos, the senior Republican Member of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, issued the following statements regarding Governor Corzine and his surrogates on their false claims of private-sector job creation:
Senator Steve Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding remarks made by Senator Steve Sweeney on NJ 101.5 yesterday:
Special Summer Legislative Session Needed
Republican Senate Budget Officer Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) called on Governor Jon Corzine to call an emergency session of the Legislature this summer to address the largest budget deficit in history. Estimates of next year’s budget shortfall range from $6 billion to more than $10 billion.
“The state has spent $89.2 million to outsource legal work in the last four years, most to large firms with political connections. . .”
From the Trenton Times article, “State Paid $89.2M to Law Firms With Political Ties,” Dec. 28, 2008
Senator Gerald Cardinale, R-Bergen County, asked today whether the Corzine administration finally will take actions that match its election-year hyperbole about the evils of hiring politically connected law firms. The Times of Trenton reported in December that every law firm that received state business had an “active Democratic donor, former politician, attorney general or Supreme Court justice in its stable of lawyers.”
Decision Not to Indict Illegal Immigrant in Accident that Killed Teacher Strengthens Legislators’ Resolve to Have Their Bill-Package Become Law
Assemblywoman Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Scott Rudder today vowed to work tirelessly in support of their immigration reform package after a grand jury failed to indict an illegal immigrant and unlicensed driver in the accident that killed a 27-year-old Evesham teacher.
Recognizing the immediate need for a better understanding of how to assist our state’s veterans, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblyman Daniel M. Van Pelt have sponsored legislation to establish a Task Force to address issues and concerns of returning members of the U.S. Armed Forces and National Guard.
Bill Calls for Independent, State-Run Studies to Assess Impact of Privatization of 300 Housing Units on NWS Earle
The 12th District Legislators today unveiled a piece of legislation that they hope will offer insight into the actual impact of the privatization of 300 housing units on Naval Weapons Station Earle.
Senator Joe Kyrillos, a member of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, issued the following statement regarding a report in the publication NJ Biz that two more companies were fleeing the high taxes and poor business climate created by Governor Corzine and his allies in the Legislature:
“I am greatly disturbed by the report two more companies are leaving New Jersey for other states. The loss of E-Trade Financial and Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) will cost the communities of Jersey City and Glassboro 225 jobs. The speed at which the Democrats’ policies are chasing jobs over the Delaware is truly alarming and illustrates just how ineffective the Corzine Administration’s stewardship of New Jersey’s economy has been.