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Phil Murphy the Anti-Business Governor

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TRENTON NJ, NFIB, the leading small business association in the nation, with thousands of members in New Jersey reacted today to Governor Phil Murphy’s statement on taxes made at a Rowan University according to a news outlet. KYW reported that the Governor said “If you’re a one-issue voter and tax rate is your issue, either a family or a business if that’s the only basis upon which you’re going to make a decision, we’re probably not your state.” NFIB’s State Director in New Jersey, Laurie Ehlbeck commented on Gov. Murphy’s statement:

“Taxes are one of the top concerns of the nearly 900,000 small businesses in the state, and it’s unbelievable that the Governor would imply with his words if that’s so, New Jersey is probably not their state. He is implying they are unwelcome if they don’t want to pay more–that is ludicrous.

“It’s becoming clear that our Governor’s goal is to spend, spend, spend, and even though legislative leaders fought him on that, he is now attacking those who pay the state’s bills, small business owners. If they take his suggestion and leave New Jersey, our state will be a very sorry place. Its already ranked among the worst for high taxes.”

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Democrats Blast Murphy on Slow Action on Newarks Water Crisis

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Irvington NJ, Democratic Assemblyman Jamel Holley said Gov. Phil Murphy’s been asleep at the switch on the Newarks lead crisis.

Holley is a member of the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 20th Legislative District. He was appointed to the seat on January 21, 2015, by the elected members of the Union County Democratic Committee from the 20th district municipalities of Elizabeth, Hillside, Roselle, and Union Township making him the first African American to represent the district. He is serving out the unexpired term of former Assemblyman and now State Senator Joseph Cryan.

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Murphy Administration Doubles Down on Sanctuary Statehood

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Trenton NJ,  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that New Jersey as of Tuesday resumed its role as the State Refugee Coordinator of the Refugee Resettlement Program.

The move restores the state’s oversight of this critical program that serves refugees and asylees resettling in New Jersey and provides assistance such as medical support, employment services and other social services to refugee families.

The announcement comes on the heels of Trump Administration plans to cut refugee admissions for the new federal fiscal year to 18,000 – an all-time low and down from the 111,000 ceiling just two years ago – and after it issued an executive order that would prohibit localities from resettling refugees without written consent from their state government.

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Governor Murphy Tells Residents to Leave if They Don’t Like the High Taxes

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Trenton NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon said the governor showed his true colors when he suggested to business leaders at Rowan College that New Jersey may not be their state if they are concerned about tax rates.

“It’s outrageous that Gov. Murphy is telling families and employers they can ‘take it or leave it’ if they have a problem with New Jersey’s high taxes,” said O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth). “He should be working with the Republican caucus to make New Jersey more affordable. He should be listening to everyone who is telling him they can’t pay more and the many analysts and independent ratings agencies sounding the alarm that New Jersey is headed for disaster if we don’t get our fiscal house in order.  Suggesting our highest earning – and the top-taxpaying – residents might be better off leaving is exactly the wrong message.”

In a report for KYW Newsradio, Murphy was quoted: “If you’re a one issue voter and tax rate is your issue … if that’s the only basis upon which you’re going to make a decision, we’re probably not your state.”

“If you don’t like it, get out? That’s no way to treat the employers who are providing jobs and benefits for New Jersey families,” said O’Scanlon. “Murphy is so obsessed with spending money on his leftist priorities that he is daring employers to load up the trucks and leave. That’s a dangerous message that may cost people their jobs.”

Last year, twice as many people moved out of the state than moved in. Once again, New Jersey lost more people than any other state as the population slumped to pre-2013 levels. And it’s high-net-worth and high earners – who already have houses in Florida – that have the lowest barriers to moving and have the most to gain by doing so.

New Jersey is ranked No. 5 in Kipplinger’s list of “The 10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.” The publication said the state “brings the hammer down” on residents when they buy a home with property taxes that are the highest in the nation. “The state-wide average property tax on a $400,000 home in New Jersey comes to a whopping $10,120,” the report said.

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NJBIA Statement on First Anniversary of Murphy Administration Economic Plan

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Trenton NJ, NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka, Esq., made the following statement on Tuesday regarding the one-year anniversary of the release of Gov. Phil Murphy’s economic plan.

“Through the first year of the plan, the administration has taken some much needed steps to put New Jersey on the path to regain its stature as the Innovation State. This is a vision shared by NJBIA, recognizing New Jersey’s location, workforce and infrastructure.

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Rapists ,Robbers, Cop Haters, anti-Semites and Drug Dealers all Line Up For Jobs at the Murphy Administration

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Trenton NJ, in February we posted that Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) and Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) said the New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight Committee (LSOC) should fulfill its mission of investigating the numerous questionable hires that have been publicized across the administration of Governor Phil Murphy.

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New Jersey Ranked Worst State in the Nation for Fiscal Health

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New Jersey has $234.7 billion in bills and only $25.9 billion in available assets to pay those bills

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Ridgewood NJ, A new report on the financial condition of the 50 states ranks New Jersey no. 50 in the nation for its fiscal health. The report is based on the states’ 2018 comprehensive annual financial reports, the most recent data available.

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FBI Investigating N.J. Corporate Tax Breaks

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Trenton NJ, Federal authorities in Philadelphia have launched an investigation in connection with New Jersey’s multibillion-dollar corporate tax-incentive program, according to three sources with knowledge of the probe,” according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

FBI agents have interviewed potential witnesses over the last month, sources said. Among their areas of interest has been the development boom in Camden, which has been fueled by $1.6 billion in tax breaks that the state’s Economic Development Authority awarded to companies there since 2013, according to one person briefed on the matter. Each of the sources spoke on condition of anonymity.

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Acting ICE director calls out jurisdictions with sanctuary policies for threatening public safety

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Ridgewood NJ, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Matthew T. Albence held a White House press briefing Thursday to explain how sanctuary policies threaten public safety and called on the public to hold their local lawmakers accountable. The briefing made clear that local jurisdictions across the U.S. that refuse to cooperate with ICE are complicit in the crimes committed by aliens who ICE could have otherwise been arrested and removed.

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