TRENTON, N.J. – In a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy, Assemblyman Brian Bergen invites the governor to follow through on his pledge to not only not raise taxes, but lower them, by requesting several bills be posted for a vote during the lame duck session.
“You have the power to push Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Coughlin to bring bills to the floor for a vote. Here is a list of tax cuts that are readily available. Will you commit to pushing these through and making them law, or are you just lobbing empty promises for election sound bites?” Bergen (R-Morris) writes.
During Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate, Murphy said he would not raise or add any taxes if he’s re-elected. He went one step further at his Wednesday coronavirus briefing, saying he intends to also lower taxes.
Bergen’s list of proposed tax cuts include five bi-partisan-sponsored bills that would save residents money and make New Jersey a more attractive place to live and do business. The measures include indexing income tax brackets to inflation, eliminating the income tax bracket that penalizes people earning under $70,000 for being married, increasing the property tax deduction for renters, returning Energy Tax Receipts to municipalities and limiting the tax on cigars.
To read Bergen’s letter, click here.