RILEY: CHRISTIE VETO A SAD DAY FOR N.J.

Assemblywoman Celeste Riley (D-Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem), the sponsor of legislation (A-20) that would have eliminated Gov. Christie’s cuts to property tax relief for senior and disabled citizens and guaranteed the elimination of new and increased prescription drug fees, released the following statement Thursday on the governor’s veto:

“This is a sad day for New Jersey. This legislation was simply an attempt to ask our wealthiest residents to share in the sacrifice and help more than 600,000 middle-class and poor senior and disabled residents. It was a caring plan designed to protect our most vulnerable.
“I am deeply disappointed in Gov. Christie’s veto and his refusal to work together to craft a budget plan that protects our elderly and disabled. If we are measured as a society by how we care for our least fortunate, then I fear for the road Gov. Christie has now steered us down.”


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