“The nub of this fight is over less than a half penny of sales tax. Democratic legislators are sabotaging the agenda of their own governor, and threatening to shut down government, just to save Christie’s meaningless cut in the sales tax of less than one-half a percent.” ~ Tom Moran, The Star-Ledger: Welcome to Trenton: Murphy, the adult in the room, is pelted with budget gimmicks (follow the link to read the full article)
With the help of Chris Christie’s advice, state Democrats are sabotaging Governor Murphy’s agenda. We need your help to stop them
There are four actions you can take, and #2 is the most effective. This budget stalemate is bad. bad, bad for working New Jerseyans. It is largely over the reinstatement of the Sales Tax (3/8s of one penny!) that was done in 2017. Can you join in Trenton TOMORROW? We need your voices to support sustainable and FAIR revenue raisers for our state. We need your help to support Governor Murphy.
OPTION 1: **URGENT – Call Your Legislators at the New Jersey Taxpayer Hotline at 609-400-4763
There will be an initial budget vote on Thursday, 6/21. Also, call Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin at (732) 855-7441, and Senate President Sweeney at (856) 251-9801 or (856) 339-0808, Assembly Budget Chair Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin at (973) 589-0713 and Senate Budget Chair Sen. Paul Sarlo at (201) 804-8118, and give them the same message.
“Please support a responsible budget with Sustainable Revenue and that requires that Millionaires pay their fair share. Unverified revenue sources or tax revenues that sunset in two years are not acceptable. ”
OPTION 2: SHOW UP to lobby your state Legislators!
WHO: Better Choices for New Jersey Coalition
WHAT: Citizen lobbying about State FY 2019 Budget
WHERE: Statehouse Annex basement – meet in the cafe
WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10:00 am
Local district visits (for constituents):
Thursday, June 21 at 2:00 PM with Senator Jeff Van Drew
Friday, June 22 at 11:00 AM with Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera
Monday, June 25 at 12:30 PM with Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake
Tuesday, June 26 at 5:00 PM with Senator Joseph Vitale
Wednesday, June 27 at 9:30 AM with Senator Joseph Lagana
Wednesday, June 27 at 11:30 AM with Senator James Beach
Wednesday, June 27 at 3:30 PM with Assemblywoman Andrew Zwicker
On the issue of school funding: “The Governor’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget contains $283 million in formula aid. No school districts will receive less funding than they did last year and 94 percent of districts will receive additional funding, enabling academic success without needing to raise property taxes.
The Legislature’s budget includes roughly $1 billion in new revenue, which would all but disappear after two years. Additionally, the Legislature’s plan would put the State on a 7-year school funding path.”
Pick one or more and please help!