CRYAN: CHRISTIE NO-TAX-INCREASE VOW A THING OF THE PAST

(TRENTON) — Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement after Gov. Chris Christie’s budget address:

“What ever happened to Gov. Christie fixing New Jersey?

“Gov. Christie’s tax-increase budget proposal breaks so many of his promises that it must be some sort of record.

“Gov. Christie promised income tax cuts for everyone in his first year, yet only the rich benefit at the expense of the poor.

“Gov. Christie promised to restore property tax rebates, yet by delaying and slashing them he is targeting the middle-class and leaving senior citizens and the disabled behind.

“Throw in his hospital tax increase and all in all his much-touted no-tax-increase vow is now a thing of the past.

“Gov. Christie is actually proposing what would essentially be the largest property tax increase in state history.

“The Democratic Legislature will once again cut spending, but we will also be reviewing this plan thoroughly, as is our constitutional duty, in the weeks ahead.

“Meanwhile, I join New Jerseyans in asking Gov. Christie to get to work on a revised plan that does what he promised he would do.”

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