State Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-Boonton) jumped into Jersey City politics yesterday, suggesting that embattled Councilwoman Nidia R. Lopez could be a “casualty” of high taxes under Gov. Corzine.
“It looks like the high tax policies of the Democrat leadership in Trenton may cause yet one more job loss, and an especially ironic one at that” said Bucco.
Lopez, who was sworn into her first term last week, faces a lawsuit from former council candidate Jimmy King that claims she is technically a resident of Orlando, Fla, where she owns a home. He’s seeking to vacate the results of the election based on a tax exemption Lopez took for her Orlando home that required her to be a Florida resident.
Florida officials told The Jersey Journal that Lopez violated state law by voting both there and in Jersey City in 2003. PolitickerNJ.com reported earlier this week that Lopez changed her driver’s license from Florida to New Jersey just last month.
“New Jersey residents have been voting with their feet for the past several years to object to the more than 100 tax increases under Governors McGreevey, Codey, and Corzine, ” said Bucco.