“THE MONEY GOES IN ONE POCKET AND OUT THE OTHER”

“THE MONEY GOES IN ONE POCKET AND OUT THE OTHER”

Jersey First Hosts Tele-Town Hall for New Jersey Residents to Discuss Governor Murphy’s Proposed 1.7 Billion Tax Increase with Special Guest Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr.

Short Hills, NJ – In an effort to keep New Jersey residents informed about ongoing State Budget negotiations and the impact that Governor Murphy’s proposed 1.7 billion tax increase may have on the Garden State, Jersey First hosted a tele-town hall with special guest, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr.

The call, which had more than 3200 New Jerseyans participate, provided an opportunity to speak directly to Rosemary Becchi, President of Jersey First, as well as Senator Kean.

“This was a tremendous opportunity for residents in New Jersey to have their voices heard.  Whether it was questions about the gas tax, sales tax, income tax, or property taxes – New Jerseyans are not happy with Governor Murphy and his proposed budget,” said Becchi.

Becchi continued, “This is why we launched our ‘Call the Governor’ campaign yesterday and will continue to push to change the debate from how much to raise taxes to no new taxes at all.”

One participant, who had the opportunity to ask a question, made the statement, “I know with these taxes in Trenton, the money goes in one pocket and out the other. It’s enough already.”

Becchi closed the call by thanking those who participated and promised to continue to work to identify sound economic solutions that will help make New Jersey affordable again for residents and businesses.

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Rosemary Becchi is a leading tax lawyer who was formerly counsel to the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Becchi helped author the 529 College Savings Plan. She is currently a partner with McGuireWoods LLP.

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