(TRENTON) — Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement Monday after Republicans failed to join Democratic efforts to override Gov. Christie’s vetoes of property tax relief for more than 600,000 New Jersey senior and disabled citizens:
“Gov. Christie’s vetoes unconscionably denied property tax relief to senior and disabled citizens struggling to make ends meet, and Republicans have now twice made it clear that they too stand with millionaires over low-income senior and disabled citizens.
“Their position is something that 61 percent of New Jerseyans oppose.
“Assembly Republicans have missed a chance to right their wrong. They should have made the moral decision and broke ranks with a governor who has held fast to just one campaign promise — providing a tax cut for the rich.
“It was time for Republicans to do the right thing and send a message to Gov. Christie that we needed to move in a more caring direction for our seniors and the disabled, but they failed that test and instead backed a massive tax cut for the rich.”
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