I will work to restore property tax relief like the Homestead Rebate, especially for our seniors. More affordable education, healthcare, and functional transportation will also help keep young people, families and seniors here at home. Keeping families together is a priority.
To create more New Jersey-based jobs, we need to use reasonable tax incentives and responsible oversight but it should not be our only tool. To function with transparency and fairness, we need to to cut the waste and make sure everyone pays their share. Trenton has allowed rampant fiscal irresponsibility, giving away billions of dollars in wasteful tax cuts to corporations with no oversight and no proven benefit for the state. Meanwhile individual taxpayers pick up the slack. We need transparent tax policies and an end to transactional politics.
We all know New Jersey is one of the highest taxed states in the country, a pain that was intensified by the loss of our full State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions on our federal returns last year in a bill our current representative supported. The problem will not disappear overnight, but with a fundamental shift in focus in state government we will change course for New Jersey and move forward.