Thursday, September 20, 2012


Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce / 973-265-0057
Assembly Republican Press Office / 609-847-3400

          Now that the Assembly Budget Committee has received its update from the Office of Legislative Services (OLS) on the state’s revenue picture, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, R-Morris, Passaic and Essex, said it is time for the people’s house to take up the people’s business.

            “On Wednesday, we heard an update from OLS that now is not the time to hit the panic button on the state’s financial situation,” said DeCroce. “The Assembly Democrats went out of their way to convince everyone their committee hearing was not about politics. With no earth-shattering revelations from OLS, I hope they recognize that it is time to move forward and begin to tackle the unfinished business which taxpayers deserve."

            DeCroce said she supports the call for the Assembly to take up the issues that have not been addressed, such as a middle class tax cut, closing the loopholes being exploited by municipalities in the property tax cap law, reforming payouts for unused sick days and enacting good government legislation.

            “I hope the chairpersons of the respective committees will put meaningful bills on their agendas that address the important issues,” said DeCroce. “We should be devoting time to debate legislation that drives down the cost of government, returns money to the most overtaxed people in the country and holds government and elected officials accountable for their actions. It is time to have constructive conversations and put aside the transparent political attacks. People expect their elected officials to fix problems, not avoid them.”

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