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Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth, issued the following statement on Governor Christie’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Address:
“Being able to deliver the highest level of property-tax relieving school aid in state history and the largest debt payment in state history, while achieving the smallest property tax growth in state history is no small feat. Governor Christie has crafted another in a series of fiscally conservative and responsible budgets.
“These results are no accident. The hard work to cap property taxes and reform public employee benefits is paying off for taxpayers.
“My friends on the other side of the aisle have absolutely no business criticizing this budget – that spends less than a budget they voted for in 2008 – while delivering more bang for taxpayers’ bucks – especially those who may have voted against the very reforms that have exponentially improved out state’s fiscal future.”
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon / 732-933-1591
In the event that state Sen. Diane Allen (R-7) doesn't run for re-election in 2017, the party has a short list of possible candidates it could field to try to head off either Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) or Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7).Read More >
Faced with violent crime wave, Baraka, Fulop and Torres forge three-city partnership JERSEY CITY – And then there were three. That’s what it looked like, at least, when a late-arriving and widely beaming Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres in cream-colored suit joined political allies Jersey City Mayor Steve...
By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >
"And here was Christie — a tell-it-like-it-is, straight-talking, no-nonsense Jersey guy — telling about 60 members of the media what he really thought. 'Governor Branstad is a role model for me,' Christie gushed, referring to his 67-year-old counterpart from Iowa."- The New York Times
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