SMALL BUSINESS PRAISES BECK FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST GAS TAX

Date: June 06, 2016

SMALL BUSINESS PRAISES BECK FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST GAS TAX

TRENTON (June
6, 2016): Having become accustomed to mostly bad news, the National Federation
of Independent Business (NFIB) was pleasantly surprised by Senator Jennifer
Beck’s comments today regarding a change to the gas tax in New Jersey.

“We applaud Senator
Beck for having the courage and conviction to publically oppose raising yet
another tax in New Jersey. The tone that most lawmakers have set in Trenton is
the more regulation and tax, the better. Today, the Senator from Monmouth
County demonstrated that although it is rare, there are still legislators with
common sense left at the State House,” according to Laurie Ehlbeck, New Jersey
state director of NFIB. “New Jersey ranks among the worst states in the country
for pretty much every tax and economic standing that there is. The one tax that
we do not pay a disproportionally high rate on is the gas tax, and small
business needs it to stay that way.”

While Senator
Beck was discussing her transportation funding program, three committees were
meeting in Trenton to decide on measures that will be detrimental to the small
business community. The Senate Labor Committee was discussing interfering with
the way in which employers pay their employees while over in the Assembly Labor
Committee, employers were facing a bill that would run even more interference
with hiring practices in the small business community. All of this while yet
another committee took steps to making constitutionally mandated pension
payments closer to becoming a reality.

“Our members
are constantly bombarded with bad news and forced to adapt to new regulations.
There always seems to be yet another increase in the cost to do business
lurking on the horizon. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to budget for the
future because of the continuously changing landscape. The stance that Senator
Beck took today against the tide of over taxing New Jerseyeans is deeply
appreciated by the small business community and we certainly hope she will
receive bipartisan support from her colleagues in the Senate,” concluded
Ehlbeck.

 

 

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