Prieto: The Governor’s Budget Coddles the Rich, Ignores Middle-Class, Lower-Income Families

(TRENTON) – Assembly Budget Chairman Vincent Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson) released the following statement Tuesday on Gov. Chris Christie’s budget address:

“The governor’s continued apathy for the residents in most need of our assistance in this troubled economy is deeply troubling.

“The governor has once again absconded his responsibility to middle-class and lower income families, in favor of keeping millionaires comfortably rich. His income tax proposal is only a relief for the wealthy, while saddling working families with the highest property taxes in the country.

“As chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I want our middle-class and lower income families to know that we stand with them, and will review this plan thoroughly to deal with property taxes and ensure property tax relief for ALL residents of New Jersey.”