THE BUDGET IN BRIEF: GREENWALD ON THE IMPORTANCE OF JOB CREATION

(TRENTON) – Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Louis D. Greenwald (D-Camden) issued a multimedia package Thursday in which he discusses the need for the Christie administration to focus on job creation and long-term property tax reduction

The multimedia package consists of a video of Assemblyman Greenwald talking about job creation and audio and a transcript of same.

The video can be accessed directly via our website – www.assemblydems.com – or by pasting the following link into a Web browser: http://www.vimeo.com/23647503

The audio file is attached to this email.

A transcript of comments from Assemblyman Greenwald follows:

“We created over a 30-bill package for job creation. Unfortunately, the governor sat on those.

“This governor unfortunately is sitting in a state right now that is 50th out of the 50 states in job growth and in our economy. Our unemployment rate continues to be stagnant.

“Some of the measures that we put into place over the last number of years, through the Democratic legislature, has helped spur our economy for our corporate business community and we’re starting to see profits there, but those profits are not turning back into job growth because the governor has failed to sign many of the bills that we’ve sent to him.

“But ultimately, his failure to address the property tax problem; to really do something dramatic to lower the property taxes, as opposed to just capping them at two percent increases going forward, is forcing growth in other states. Because people are not going to stop chasing the American dream; they’re just not going to chase it here.”