TRENTON – While Gov. Chris Christie’s team unveiled pieces of the governor’s proposed budget today, activists called on lawmakers to resist Christie’s proposal for a ten percent income tax cut.
The Better Choices for New Jersey campaign, a coalition of over 85 student, parent, labor, community, environmental, and faith-based organizations, gathered on West State Street in front of the Capitol.
“It’s a bad deal for New Jersey,” said Rob Duffey, policy and communications director for the campaign, referring to the governor’s proposed 10 percent across-the-board income tax cut, to be phased in over three years.
Christie says the proposal would give New Jerseyans $9.35 billion in relief over the next ten years.
Worried about the impact of state aid cuts and the potential for subsequent local and county property tax hikes, Duffey said Christie should be enacting a millionaire’s tax to generate revenue rather than call for cuts he says unfairly benefit the state’s top one-percent of income earners.