(UNION TWP.) – Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union) released the following statement Monday on the governor’s visit to Union Township:
“I welcome Gov. Christie today to Union Township. We don’t see him around this area too often, so we hope he brings news for area residents on job creation, property tax relief, his tax breaks for millionaires and waiting times at area motor vehicle agencies.
“Union Township is a working class community, so the governor shouldn’t expect to find many millionaires to thank him for protecting their tax cuts while New Jersey saw its highest property tax increase last year in four years.
“Hopefully the governor will explain to Union Township why he preferred tax breaks for millionaires over property tax relief for working families. For instance, his veto of the Democratic school funding plan in June cost Union Township nearly $11 million. That means Union Township taxpayers received 27.6 percent less school aid from the governor than Democrats proposed. The governor gave even larger cuts to Union County Vocational, Roselle and Hillside, compared to what Democrats proposed. We hope to hear his reasoning for protecting millionaires over working families.
“Hopefully the governor will also finally reveal a job creation plan while in Union Township, with New Jersey’s unemployment’s rate at 9.4 percent and nearby job-creating Urban Enterprise Zones in Elizabeth, Roselle and Hillside impacted by his anti-working class policies.
“And perhaps he can swing by the motor vehicle agencies in Rahway and Springfield and talk to residents waiting in line about his decision to close the motor vehicle agency in Elizabeth.
“I am certain that many residents look forward to hearing from the governor on his decisions that have hurt working class residents here – and throughout New Jersey.”