(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) and Assembly Budget Committee Chair Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex) issued the following statements on Thursday following the release of a report from the Economic and Fiscal Policy Working Group.
The group was convened back in February to study tax and fiscal policies in the state and make recommendations on how to improve them.
Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald
“We convened this panel of experts to think outside of the box and develop creative ways to make New Jersey government at the state and local level more efficient and reign in property taxes among other things. These are hindrances that impede the state’s ability to grow and provide proper relief to taxpayers. Addressing these challenges is not a simple task and will not be done overnight. I thank all the members who provided their input and expertise for their commitment to helping us make New Jersey a fairer and more affordable place to live. We will review their recommendations thoroughly and take it back to our caucus for consideration.”
Assembly Budget Committee Chair Eliana Pintor Marin
“We cannot continue to operate without addressing the state’s tax structure and the continuous burden it places on New Jersey’s taxpayers. The challenge for this group was to help identify solutions so we can mitigate this burden and grow the economy. This report and its recommendations represents months of hard work by some of the brightest minds in the state. Their work is done and now ours begins. We will be deliberate and judicious in our review.”