Despite the doom and gloom of news headlines, we live in a time of incredible opportunity, in the greatest country on Earth. Now is the time we must work together to keep the American experiment alive.
This month, Governor Murphy signed the ‘New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act’ authorizing the state to borrow up to $9.9 billion in light of the fiscal crisis imposed by the pandemic. This plan will place a surcharge on your property taxes for decades, without voter approval.
A lawsuit launched by the Republican State Committee seeking to invalidate a bonding proposal signed will be heard before the New Jersey Supreme Court this month. Chief Justice Stuart Rabner issued an order moving the suit into the high court’s jurisdiction that also put the legal action on the fast track. Oral arguments are set to begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 5.
I will never stop fighting for this state and the values in which I have always believed. The world may be changing at a rapid pace, but we are still a great state and it is up to us as lawmakers and leaders in New Jersey to make sure of that.
Kevin J. Rooney
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