Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove will be voting NO on a legislative redistricting proposal that is being fast-tracked to avoid public scrutiny and deliberation. The legislation (ACR-188) proposes to amend the State Constitution to allow for the legislative redistricting process to be delayed.
Connors, Rumpf & Gove announced they will be voting against a legislative proposal to delay the redistricting process that is being fast-tracked to avoid public scrutiny and deliberation. (SenateNJ.com)
The 9th District Delegation offered the following remarks:
“This is a Trenton-power play meant to keep control in the hands of the few and protect the status quo. They are going all-in to ensure that the majority of the Legislature remains composed of tax increasers and big-government advocates who want and willingly allow the bureaucracy to micro-manage too many aspects of our lives.
“Legislative redistricting should be about representation and the balancing of residents’ interests. Instead, it has become a winner-takes-all contest that leaves too many residents feeling disenfranchised from the process altogether, leaving them to believe that little to no consideration is given to how their tax dollars are spent by the state.
“You only have to look at the enactment of legislation to allow illegal aliens to receive driver’s licenses, to see how policy is not reflective of the people. Despite considerable and intense opposition from residents across the state, the illegal alien-driver’s license bill passed the Legislature, just after the election, with barely enough votes, prior to being quickly signed into law by Governor Murphy.
“Ramrodding the proposed redistricting constitutional amendment through the process and, avoiding even the pretense of transparency, is all being done to maintain the Legislature’s current power structure. Sadly, this would also mean a continuation of policies that make New Jersey even more unaffordable for taxpayers who are already struggling to make ends meet.
“If any constitutional amendment should be considered, it should be to curtail the Governor’s executive powers during a state of emergency so decisions heavily impacting residents and businesses are not made in such a unilateral, uncompromising manner.
“As it seems that the fix is already in, this fight will likely have to be won by voters on Election Day this November.”
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