GREENWALD & LAMPITT ON CHRISTIE CHESILHURST VISIT: GOVERNOR MUST SIGN JOB CREATION BILLS

(6th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – Assembly Democrats Louis D. Greenwald and Pamela R. Lampitt released the following statements Monday as Gov. Chris Christie visited Chesilhurst with New Jersey’s unemployment rate sitting at 9.1 percent and state having lost 16,300 jobs in December:
Greenwald (D-Camden):
“We always welcome the governor to our district to discuss issues, but it’s long past time for the governor to do the right thing and sign the Legislature’s extensive job creation and economic development package. We need this much-needed boost to our economy that would help working class residents struggling to make ends meet.
“The bottom line is that New Jersey continues to lose jobs as the governor allows a sweeping economic growth initiative to languish on his desk. Residents want jobs and they want them now. They don’t want partisanship and theatrics. The governor should sign these job creation bills today.”
Lampitt (D-Camden):
“It’s always a good thing when a governor has an open discussion about issues, but it’s also unfortunate that this governor has spent so little time addressing ways to create jobs and economic activity.
“The governor should sign our job creation bills without delay. The Legislature has been working hard on job creation, but families struggling to stay in their homes don’t care who proposed the ideas. They just want help, and it’s time the governor gave it to them by signing these bills.”