(TRENTON) — Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden) on Monday released the following statement 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.
Moriarty was the sponsor of legislation (A-20) that would have eliminated Christie’s cuts to property tax relief for senior and disabled citizens and guaranteed the elimination of new and increased prescription drug fees:
“We now know for certain that the Republican priority is protecting tax cuts for millionaires over property tax relief for senior citizens.
“That’s terrible news for the more than 600,000 senior and disabled New Jerseyans who will now be unable to afford their property taxes.
“We’ve rarely seen a more heartless vote than the one we just saw.
“Thanks to Republicans, senior citizens throughout this state now face painful property tax increases. Many will be out $1,295 this year while millionaires enjoy their $11,500 tax cut. That’s unconscionable.
“I especially hoped that my district colleague, Assemblyman DiCicco, would see his error and stand up for senior citizens in Gloucester and Camden counties, but he would rather help Gov. Christie keep at least one campaign promise — a tax cut for the rich.”
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