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NJGOP Responds To Murphy’s  Income Tax Hike

September 17, 2020
NJGOP Responds To Murphy’s  Income Tax Hike
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NJ Globe is reporting that Democrat politicians in Trenton have come together on yet another income tax and another election year tax gimmick. 
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“Blink and you’ll miss the next Trenton tax hike,” said NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt. “That’s how fast Phil Murphy and his Democrats are spending your money. Let’s be clear, these newest tax schemes will land in the same place every other Democratic tax scheme lands: in the pockets of New Jersey’s middle class. At a time when Trenton should practice restraint and find creative ways to spend less so you can save more, they don’t, can’t and won’t. NJGOP will continue the fight for leadership that will have the government give back to the people when times are tough, not ask even more of our overburdened citizens.”

NJGOP Calls For State Partnership For Voter Hub In Republican Towns

September 16, 2020
NJGOP Calls For State Partnership For Voter Hub In Republican Towns
 
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Last week, Governor Murphy announced the state will  partner with the Prudential Center in Newark to create a voting hub. The Prudential Center will serve as an Election Day voting site, host ballot drop boxes, and host a voter registration drive.
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“Governor Murphy is using the COVID crisis to try and give his party an edge in the 2020 election and beyond,” said NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt. “If he is going to use state resources for election activity, he needs to find a balance that doesn’t tip the scales for Democrats. If he is going to use taxpayer resources to sponsor a voting hub in the Democrat stronghold of Newark, then he should spend the same resources in Republican leaning areas as well. For example, Toms River, Middletown, Sparta, Lakewood, and Middle Twp. combine to equal Newark’s population.”

Murphy Continuing to Chase Jobs Out Of New Jersey

September 14, 2020
Murphy Continuing to Chase Jobs Out Of New Jersey

 

Yesterday, it was reported in the Wall Street Journal that the New York Stock Exchange is eying an exit from New Jersey as a result of a potential tax on securities transactions, and other exchanges are following suit.

 

In the last month business expertscertified public accountants, and New Jersey families have all panned the Murphy agenda, and they are now joined by the foremost investment exchanges in the world.

 

NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt issued the following statement:

 

“It seems the only thing more deadly for the New Jersey economy than Covid 19 is Governor Phil Murphy. At this point, there is no expert, no small business, and no common sense New Jerseyan who sees a benefit in the Governor’s economic policies. The financial services industry is a major employer in New Jersey, but Phil Murphy would offer it up on the altar of economic sacrifice for little more than progressive headlines and liberal handouts. It’s an unsustainable system, and the NJGOP is working everyday to defeat Phil Murphy and his liberal, Democrat cronies.”

 

Not surprisingly, Governor Murphy was unmoved by the Stock Exchange’s threat. NJGOP  Chairman Doug Steinhardt continued:


“Murphy’s follow up comments about everyone “giving a little blood” to support his bloated, super-sized budget highlight just how big New Jersey’s governmental problems are. At a time when millions of New Jerseyans have suffered some form of economic hardship, it should be the government giving to the people, not the other way around.“

 

NJGOP Statement Remembering  9/11

September 11, 2020
NJGOP Statement Remembering  9/11
 
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NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt releases the following statement remembering September 11th, 2001:
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“Today, the NJGOP, and every New Jerseyan, must take pause and reflect on the 2,977 lives lost 19 years ago. 9/11 reminds us all that no matter how great the tragedy, overbearing the loss, or formidable the challenge, the American spirit is unbreakable and enduring.”

NJGOP: Schmid Should Drop Election Bid

September 10, 2020
NJGOP: Schmid Should Drop Election Bid
 
 

According to recent reports, NJ-4 Democrat candidate for Congress, Stephanie Schmid faces possible legal action from the Federal Election Commission  over campaign finance violations.

Among the list of violations are failure to disclose a massive $100,000 loan to the campaign, ignoring notices from the Federal Election Commission and potentially illegal contributions.

NJGOP Executive Director Phil Valenziano issued the following statement:

“Whether it’s lying about her experience working for Congressman Smith, her record of defending the Deepwater Horizon polluters, or her bizarre attack on the Congressman for his diligent bipartisan work against the scourge of lyme disease, Stephanie Schmid’s campaign has been a trainwreck. With these new very serious allegations of campaign finance impropriety, Schmid needs to think long and hard about whether she continues as a candidate.”
 

Murphy’s Baby Bills Kill NJ Future

September 9, 2020
Murphy’s Baby Bills Kill NJ Future
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In advance of Governor Murphy’s press conference today on Baby Bills, NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt offered the following comment:
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“At a time when Governor Murphy is borrowing $4 billion, raising taxes on gasoline, tolls and income, he wants to give $1000 to every child born in 2021 – his election year! Governor Murphy’s Baby Bill scheme will cost nearly $16 billion to fully fund. Meanwhile, too many New Jerseyans can’t find jobs, can’t get unemployment benefits, can’t open their businesses and can’t feed their families.  If the Governor wants to address the wealth gap, he should start by making New Jersey affordable for those who live and work here now.”

Steinhardt: Data Not Determining Murphy Policy

September 4, 2020
Steinhardt: Data Not Determining Murphy Policy
 
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Experts and studies continue to raise red flags over Governor Murphy’s spending and borrowing habits.
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BUSINESS EXPERTS – Today, business relocation expert John Boyd said that Governor Murphy’s proposed budget effectively takes New Jersey “off the table” for businesses looking at relocating here. Watch the interview here.

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Certified Public Accountants – Yesterday, a survey of 892 New Jersey CPAs found that the vast majority of them opposed Governor Murphy’s $9 billion borrowing scheme. Read more here.
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New Jersey Families – And earlier in the week, data from United Van Lines provided to Bloomberg News showed that 7 in 10 New Jersey citizens moving were actually moving out of the state. Read more here.
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Comment from NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt:
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“Governor Murphy has failed to inspire confidence in New Jersey businesses and families. At one time New Jersey led the nation in the export of pharmaceuticals, goods and other services. Today, we lead the nation in the export of jobs and people. Our parents and grandparents can’t afford to retire here and our children and grandchildren can’t afford to start their lives here. Under Murphy’s reckless and irresponsible spending, New Jersey’s economy will continue to shrink and we’ll continue to devolve into FaceTime families. Next November, it’s Phil Murphy who needs to pack his bags.”

Steinhardt Statement On Gas Tax Hike

August 31, 2020
Steinhardt Statement On Gas Tax Hike
 

 In a Friday night news dump last week, Governor Murphy’s Treasury Department announced an automatic 9.3 cent/gallon gas tax increase.

NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt is calling on Governor Murphy to put an immediate stop to this tax hike:

“If Governor Murphy can unilaterally change election law, unilaterally shut down small businesses, unilaterally order long term care facilities to take COVID positive patients, then he can certainly unilaterally suspend the implementation of this huge tax hike.  At this point, Governor Murphy owns every action of our state government,  including this gas tax hike.” 
 

NJGOP STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NOMINATION

August 27, 2020
NJGOP STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NOMINATION
 
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Trenton, NJ – NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt released the following statement regarding Donald J. Trump’s acceptance of the Republican party’s nomination for President:
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“The GOP convention has been a celebration of American greatness and an optimistic view of our nation’s potential. President Trump has clearly outlined his plan to fight for this country and in turn we are celebrating his leadership and commitment to the American people.
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“Trump is the ultimate check and balance on the insane spending being pushed by Democrats leaders like Phil Murphy. This November, we have a clear choice: continue our Great American Comeback or go down the Joe Biden and the radical Democrats’ road of liberal policies that will bankrupt New Jersey.”

BREAKING: DOJ Investigating Murphy Admin Role In Veteran and Nursing Home Deaths

August 26, 2020
BREAKING: DOJ Investigating Murphy Admin Role In Veteran and Nursing Home Deaths
 
After several formal requests by the NJGOP (Steinhardt asks Justice Department to probe administration’s handling of long-term care facilities, FEMA funds and Steinhardt seeks probe of long-term facility deaths), the DOJ has begun the first phase of an investigation into the actions of the Murphy Administration that led to the deaths of over 7,000 seniors and veterans in New Jersey’s long term care facilities. 
 
“The Murphy Administration turned veteran and senior homes into death traps by sending Covid-positive patients into these facilities against CDC guidance, and the families of the more than 7,000 victims deserve justice,” said NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt. “Thank you to the Department of Justice for hearing New Jersey’s cries for help.”