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January 17, 2019
Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin: Murphy Ignoring Affordability Crisis to Focus on Voting Rights for Felons

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Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Dave Wolfe and Greg McGuckin (all R-10) said Governor Phil Murphy is doubling down on his efforts to enact a progressive social wish list, including restoring voting rights for convicted felons, while ignoring the basic affordability crisis that is driving law-abiding families from New Jersey.

Holzapfel, Wolfe, and McGuckin said Gov. Phil Murphy is focused on restoring voting rights for convicted felons while ignoring the basic affordability crisis that’s driving law-abiding families from New Jersey. (Pixabay)

“As a former county prosecutor, I believe that breaking the law should have consequences for criminals, including losing the right to vote, until their debt to society is paid in full,” said Holzapfel. “A felon should prove they are willing to comply with the law like everyone else before they are entrusted with an ability that can undermine our civil society. It’s shocking that Governor Murphy is focused on voting rights for felons when he has no plan to make life easier for the millions of New Jerseyans who play by the rules.”

Wolfe highlighted the continued flight from New Jersey and the Governor’s apparent blindness to the factors that are driving families and businesses to other states.

“Nobody’s leaving the Garden State because felons can’t vote or because illegals can’t get driver’s licenses here,” said Wolfe. “They’re leaving because their taxes are too high and they can’t afford to raise a family or retire in New Jersey. Unfortunately, there was absolutely zero recognition of that fact in Governor Murphy’s State of the State address this week.”

McGuckin said the Governor’s priorities and those of regular people simply do not align.

“Governor Murphy is focused almost entirely on legalizing marijuana, turning New Jersey into a sanctuary state, and rewarding criminals with new rights,” added McGuckin. “Those may be the priorities of progressive activists and the rich liberal elite, but they simply are not the priorities of the hard-working families who are struggling to pay their property tax bills in Ocean County and across New Jersey.”

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