NOW THAT THE COWBOYS ARE OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS, ITS TIME TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS
TRENTON (January 12, 2015) Today the National Federation of Independent Business is imploring Governor Christie to use tomorrow’s spotlight to highlight reform for the areas of New Jersey’s economy that continue to struggle and are in need of attention from the executive branch of the state.
“While New Jersey has made strides thanks to Governor Christie being able to hold off a plethora of bad proposals that were presented over the past 5 years, our state’s economy continues to suffer and tomorrow small business is hoping to hear our Governor propose reforms that will make it easier for businesses in New Jersey to thrive.” Said NFIB New Jersey State Director Laurie Ehlbeck.
In the past 2 years, small business in New Jersey has seen their costs to stay afloat increase thanks to back to back increases in the minimum wage and the costs associated with Obamacare. The Tax Foundation recently ranked New Jersey dead last when it came to gauging how state tax systems compare with one another.
“It’s concerning to the thousands of members that we have at NFIB that after New Jersey was ranked 50 out of 50 for its tax climate, there has been talk about funding the infrastructure trust with a gas tax hike.” Continued Ehlbeck. “Small business will not support an increase and hopes that Governor Christie will keep the promise that he repeatedly made to voters to never raise taxes.”
New Jersey continues to be plagued with pension funding problems as well exorbitant property taxes, 2 issues small business is certainly hoping the Governor will address with clear, concise initiatives to make living and owning a business in the Garden State more affordable.