The Republican candidates for State Assembly in Monmouth County’s 11th district are calling Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed state budget “reckless,” but limit their criticism to the Democratic governor and not the two legislators they want to unseat: Joann Downey (D-Freehold) and Eric Houghtaling (D-Neptune).
“Despite Governor Murphy’s characterization, there is nothing ‘responsible’ or ‘fair’ about his budget proposal. His irresponsible plan will continue to force residents to flee from New Jersey to low-cost states, amplifying the financial burden for those who remain and already struggle to live here,” said Woolley, a former chief of staff to Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-Wall) and Bob Hugin campaign aide. “$1.2 billion in new spending, in addition to last year’s $2.7 billion budget increase, only hurts the state’s middle class.”
Amoroso, a Freeholder Township school board member, says Murphy’s address should make New Jerseyans worry.
“Instead of adding more taxes on the backs of hardworking residents, our leadership in Trenton needs new, creative talent to finally work toward solving the current tax and spend frenzy,” Amoroso said.