Sweeney: Senate prepared for override vote on millionaire’s tax

Regarding potential votes Monday in the Senate to override the Governor’s vetoes of legislation to reinstate the millionaire’s tax and dedicate the $637 million in revenues to senior citizens, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) today said in a statement, “The Senate will be prepared to immediately take up an override of the Governor’s vetoes should the Assembly’s votes succeed.

“It is my sincere hope that my Republican colleagues will put the very real needs of their constituents before the political wants of the Governor and support an override of his misguided vetoes. On Monday, we will know if the Republicans’ mantra of ‘shared sacrifice’ is one they actually aspire to live up to.”

In response, Christie’s Press Secretary Michael Drweniak said of the Democrats, “If they want to be on record voting twice in three weeks to raise taxes, that’s on them. It’s another vote in favor of killing jobs and economic growth. When they imposed this tax last year, it was supposed to be a one-year, one-time tax. They are nothing if not persistent when it comes to taxing and spending.”

Sweeney: Senate prepared for override vote on millionaire’s tax