Assembly Dems fire back at GOP

TRENTON – The Assembly Democrats fired back after Assembly Republicans today urged Democrats to support the governor’s policies.

The Democrats criticized the Republicans’ stance on issues that they say have dragged the state down and have hurt middle-class families.

“By embracing (Gov.) Chris Christie’s New Jersey, the Assembly Republicans have embraced tax cuts for millionaires, a net 20 percent property tax hike, 9 percent unemployment and less access to health care for women,” Assembly Democratic spokesman Tom Hester said in a release.

“It’s no wonder voters saw fit to increase the Democratic majority. Democrats remain focused on jobs, middle-class tax relief, sensible education reform and social and economic equality, and the Republicans are welcome to change course and join that Democratic effort.”

At an Assembly Republican leadership news conference this afternoon, Assembly GOP Leader Jon Bramnick pointed to a Star-Ledger story that said property tax increases have slowed considerably under the Christie Administration.

Earlier story:

Assembly GOP exhorts Dems to back Christie

 

Assembly Dems fire back at GOP