Eight months after Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce wrote to the governing body of every municipality and county in New Jersey encouraging them to oppose Governor Jon Corzine’s proposal to hike tolls and increase state debt, his office continues to receive resolutions in opposition to the scheme.
“So far, I have received resolutions from 57 municipalities and seven boards of freeholders opposing Corzine’s plan,” noted DeCroce, R-Morris and Passaic. “I am not surprised the resolutions haven’t stopped. Local officials know this plan is bad for the taxpayers, bad for our economy and bad for their own roads. As they say, it’s not over until it’s over – and this plan can still come back in one form or another. The public must remain vigilant.”
Among the governing bodies passing resolutions opposing the governor’s toll hike and debt proposal within the past month are the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders, Florham Park, Lincoln Park, Mendham Township, Sea Bright and Shrewsbury Borough.
“They understand how Corzine’s plan will chase more taxpayers out of New Jersey,” DeCroce said. “They know how unaffordable it will make the lives of people. They realize the toll this plan would take on their own transportation network by driving traffic, including heavy trucks, onto local roads.
“What’s more, they know the answer to the state’s fiscal problem is not more taxes and tolls but less waste and spending.”
The full list of municipalities on record in opposition to Corzine’s toll road scheme follows:
Colts Neck Township
East Windsor Township
Egg Harbor Township
Florham Park Borough
Glen Gardner Borough
Lincoln Park Borough
Long Beach Township
North Brunswick Township
North Haledon Borough
Rochelle Park Township
Roselle Park Borough
Sea Bright Borough
South Brunswick Township
Stone Harbor Borough
Tinton Falls Borough
Woodcliff Lake Borough
The following counties have approved resolutions opposing asset monetization:
Atlantic County Freeholders
Bergen County Board of Freeholders
Ocean County Board of Freeholders
Monmouth County Board of Freeholders
Morris County Board of Freeholders
Somerset County Board of Freeholders
Warren County Board of Freeholders
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