New Jersey's 25th Legislative District

Senator Anthony Bucco

Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Mike Doherty
Senator Steve Oroho

Members of the Senate Republican Budget Committee Issue Statement on FY 2011 Budget

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

The five Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco and Senators Pennacchio, O’Toole, Oroho and Doherty, issued the following statement regarding the state of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget:

“Years of serial fiscal mismanagement have brought us to this point. Too many administrations have taxed, borrowed, spent and deferred until the citizens of this state could take no more.

“New Jersey has the highest tax burden of all the states due to unrestrained spending. Even a former Democratic Treasurer acknowledged that this state has a ‘spending problem’ not a revenue problem.

“The reality is advocating for another hike in the income tax is exactly the fiscally irresponsible behavior that landed us in this situation in the first place. Higher taxes in New Jersey have led to lower total revenues and also less employment. The only option left is to cut the budget, but cut it in a manner that does the least amount of harm to the long suffering citizens of this great state.

“Looking forward it is obvious that we must focus our efforts on economic development and jobs growth. We must remove the decades of bureaucratic impediments that reduced the economic powerhouse of the nation into an economic basket case.

“New Jersey can return to prosperity. We believe that under responsible new leadership it will.”

Similar Posts on

Leave a Comment:

Comment Rules: Please remain civil, stay on topic, and refrain from using foul or abusive language. Posts that violate those rules may be hidden or deleted, and repeated violators may be blocked.

District 25 Guide

Anthony Bucco

Tony's Bio & Public Service

Constituent Services

Tony Can Help You!

Contact Tony

Tony Wants to Hear from You!

District 25

About the Legislative District

Email Updates

Sign Up for Tony's Newsletter


Follow Tony's Page


Students - Get Involved

Legislative Activity

Committees, Bills & Votes


Tweet @tonybucco

Tony's Recent Posts

- Proudly Serving Parts of Morris and Somerset Counties -