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Bramnick Wants Action On Tax Cut Legislation

By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
Trenton. October 4, 2012

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Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (file photo by Phil Gregory)

The top Republican in the Democrat-controlled New Jersey Assembly is pushing for a vote this month on a tax cut bill.

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick wants a bill providing property tax credits to be considered when the Assembly holds its next voting session on October 18th.

Bramnick says middle class families and small businesses can’t wait any longer for tax relief.

 “There are many Democrats who put in bills that increase expenditures. So there’s money out there. The question is how do we spend it? The problem here is the Democrats want to spend it. We want to let the taxpayers keep it.”

Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver says she won’t post the bill for a vote this month.

“We can not hastily approve the tax cut. We are still concerned about the revenues. We continue to be concerned about the implications for drastic or dramatic cuts to the budget.”

Democrats want to wait until January to authorize any tax cut.

Oliver says it’s unreasonable for Governor Christie to take a position blocking any measure that increases spending unless a tax cut is approved.

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