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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Murphy’s Budget Plan Is a Disaster in the Making

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As part of their continuing constituent outreach efforts, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove issued the following statement regarding the recent developments on the proposed FY2021 State Budget:

Connors, Rumpf & Gove issued the following statement regarding the recent developments on the proposed FY2021 State Budget. (Pixabay)

“The constant onslaught of tax and fee increases proposed under the Governor’s State Budget deal will cost taxpayers far more, in the long run, than they would make on any one-shot tax rebate that will be issued down the line on Trenton’s timetable.

“Residents should be warned that the proposed Budget would increase MVC registration fees, impose a new tax on health insurance, hike payroll taxes, increase fees for hunters, and raise the cigarette tax.

“Many of our constituents are already paying higher tolls and are bracing to get hit with yet another increase in the gas tax. If the Governor’s proposed State Budget passes, taxpayers will be paying off, for the better part of the next three decades, the billions of dollars that Trenton intends to borrow as part of a scheme to increase government spending.

“To that end, we share the discontent expressed by many irate constituents that the proposed ‘baby bonds’ initiative is not only extreme and reckless, but a standing insult to taxpayers.

“It goes without saying that Governor Murphy’s proposed State Budget is a towering example of how taxpayers in New Jersey keep losing ground. Not even a state of emergency is enough to make Trenton even hesitate about raising taxes, fees and tolls on residents who are barely keeping their heads above water in these uncertain, and for many, desperate economic times.

“Many of our constituents remain infuriated by the sheer number and scope of the Governor’s Executive Orders that have been imposed unilaterally without input from the very residents and businesses who have to deal with the fallout created by these policies. The proposed State Budget, if passed, will only worsen the financial situation for many taxpayers and businesses who rightfully expected government, in a time of crisis, to have their backs – not work against them.”

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