(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement Wednesday after Gov. Chris Christie canceled plans to build a new commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River:
“With this careless decision Gov. Christie has delivered yet another blow to working class New Jerseyans.
“First we had his fare hikes, tax increases, senior citizen property tax relief cuts and his attack on women’s health care. Now – in the wake of a horrendous September New Jersey jobs report – we have this reckless decision that will make the state less attractive to businesses and stall job creation for years to come.
“A responsible leader finds solutions to problems, and we know the governor was offered several alternatives to cut costs and keep this project going. Unfortunately, he never had any intention of moving this project forward. The governor’s failure to demonstrate responsible leadership here is stunning in its scope.
“It’s tragic that a governor who joyfully gave millionaires a huge tax cut has failed to show the same zeal when it comes to advocating for working class New Jerseyans.”