(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) released the following statement Tuesday on Gov. Chris Christie’s budget address:
“The ‘new normal’ cannot mean property tax increases.
“It’s very disappointing that the governor has once again presented a spending plan that puts the heaviest burden on working class New Jerseyans.
“This budget plan seems to do nothing to help middle-class and poor New Jerseyans and senior citizens struggling to make ends meet and battling rising property taxes.
“The General Assembly stands ready to again control spending, but we must consider the impacts on working class New Jerseyans, senior citizens, children and those less fortunate.
“We will begin our Constitutional obligation to review this budget, but property tax relief, health care access and job creation must be our priorities.”