Sen. Brian P. Stack (D-Union City) today urged statewide support of Gov. Chris Christie’s toolkit reforms in the areas of civil service, collective bargaining, employee pensions and benefits, red tape and unfunded mandates, election reform and shared services.
“I urge both my colleagues in the legislature as well as fellow mayors to show their support for the Governor’s toolkit, which is designed to allow New Jersey’s municipalities to operate with better fiscal efficiency,” said Stack. “In my roles as State Senator and Mayor of a relatively large city, I have a unique perspective on the challenges that municipalities face during the budget season and on a daily basis.
“After careful review of the Governor’s initiatives, it is my contention that the passage of this legislative package is critical to the responsible operation of our municipalities. Such measures are practical, affording Mayors the means to effectively govern. It is my contention that the need for a re-evaluation of how municipalities conduct business is long overdue. Now is the time to look beyond party affiliation and enact legislation for the good of the state.”