By Senator Declan O’Scanlon
Senator Declan O’Scanlon
So. This is what it’s come to. Incredibly, we just passed one of the largest tax increases in the history of the state…and we’re no more than one, infinitesimal, step closer to sustainable solvency than we were the day before. And trust me, we are very ($ billions) far away. We don’t need infinitesimal steps, we need bold leaps…and we need bold leadership willing to make them.
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Posted: July 28th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Opinion, Pensions | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey Pensions, Opinion, Pension and Benefit Reform, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | 7 Comments »
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, the Republican Assembly Budget Officer, said today that no New Jersey legislator can responsibly vote on a bill to replenish the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) if a constitutional amendment requiring the state to make specified annual payments to state employees pensions funds is on the ballot this November.
“No legislator from either party can cast a responsible vote on any TTF plan until we know if the disastrously flawed Democrat constitutional amendment will be on the ballot. If the Senate Democrats irresponsibly vote to place the amendment on the ballot they are voting to put any TTF decision off until after November – at least.
O’Scanlon said that the constitutional amendment proposed by the Democratic majority has three fatal flaws:
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Posted: August 2nd, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Gas Tax, Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey Pensions, NJ Legislature, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Transportation Trust Fund, TTF | 1 Comment »
WHIPPANY — With the state’s Transportation Trust Fund less than three weeks away from running out of money for new road, bridge and rail projects, Gov. Chris Christie said the fix being pushed by the Democratic-controlled legislature lacked sufficient tax breaks to be signed into law. Speaking to the Morris County Chamber of Commerce on Monday,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 14th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, News | Tags: Chris Christie, Gas Tax, New Jersey Pensions, Property Taxes, Tranportation Trust Fund | Comments Off on Christie takes aim at gas taxes, pensions, property taxes and teachers union
TRENTON — Democratic lawmakers on Monday are expected to reveal their plan for a state budget they say would bridge the gap between the $1.3 billion Gov. Chris Christie wants to spend on public worker pensions next year and the $3.1 billion unions are demanding. That plan likely relies on the controversial millionaires’ tax and a… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 21st, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey State Budget | Tags: New Jersey Pensions, NJ State Budget, NJ State Legislature, Taxes | 4 Comments »