CRYAN: CHRISTIE BUDGET MEANS PAINFUL YEAR AHEAD FOR WORKING CLASS NEW JERSEYANS

(TRENTON) — Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement Tuesday after Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a budget that raises taxes by more than $1 billion on New Jerseyans:

“It took Gov. Christie only minutes to give millionaires a tax cut in May. At least he waited a few more hours before signing this budget that increases taxes on everyone else in New Jersey.

“This signature marks the beginning of a painful year for working class New Jerseyans who are about to get taxed repeatedly and heavily by Gov. Christie.

“Just about everything vital to average New Jerseyans is getting taxed in this budget, whether it be property taxes, health care, jobs or income. Well, your income taxes go up only if you’re a working poor family. Millionaires will be enjoying their tax cut.

“Even conservatives like Steve Lonegan know this budget is an assault on New Jersey’s working class families. It’s a shame Gov. Christie and Republicans just didn’t get it.”

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