TRENTON, N.J. – Put down that pumpkin spice and grab some garlic, because it’s almost the most terrifying time of year at the Statehouse in Trenton. Lame duck, the months after an election and before a new legislative session, is when the Democrat majority tries to push through the controversial measures they didn’t want haunting them on the campaign trail. New Jersey Assembly Republicans preview some of the scary proposals being floated by Democrats in the latest under-three video released Tuesday.
Reina Smrdelj, a legislative analyst at the Assembly Republican Office, warns businesses that Democrats have been mulling an extension of the corporate surtax, which is set to sunset at the end of the year. If passed, certain businesses would have to continue to pay the highest corporate tax rate in the nation, while residents would face higher costs and fewer jobs. As Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration and Democrats advance radical green energy plans, consumers and builders could soon be forced to replace natural gas appliances and heating systems with electric. Drivers can also say goodbye to their gas-powered vehicles by 2035, thanks to a new set of rules from the front office and legislation sponsored by Democrats designed to speed up the radical agenda. According to one nonprofit, New Jerseyans would need $1.4 trillion to fund the nightmare that is the Democrats’ dream.
Watch more videos in the <Three series on the Assembly Republican Office’s YouTube channel.