GREENWALD: GOV HAS MADE IT OBVIOUS THAT THE PLIGHT OF OUR UNEMPLOYED IS NOT A HIGH PRIORITY

Assembly Budget Chair Louis Greenwald today issued the following statement on Governor Christie’s veto of the Legislature’s “Back to Work NJ” bills designed to stimulate the economy and create jobs:

“This Governor has made it painfully obvious for quite some time now, that the plight of our unemployed is not a very high priority for his administration. From attempting to scale back unemployment benefits, to vetoing the Homebuyers Tax Credit, and now to his complete and utter dismantling of our comprehensive economic stimulus package, he has made this all the more clear.

“Most of these bills would have required little money up front and would offer tax credits only when businesses produce tangible results in the form of job creation or expansion. Many of these bills seek to attract new and emerging industries to New Jersey to help generate entirely new job sectors that can provide lasting employment for generations to come. This is a sound investment in our economy that would essentially pay for itself in the long-term,” said Greenwald (D-Camden).