February 8, 2008
GREETINGS AND SAL-UTATIONS!
Dear NJGCA Member:
THE TOLL-HIKE EXPRESS KEEPS CHUGGING ALONG
Governor Corzine’s Toll Hike-Town Hall Meetings have not gone as well as he had hoped. It seems the more information is made public, the more residents are frowning on the proposal.
At recent Town Hall Meetings in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the crowds have attracted over 1,000 people per meeting. The message was clear: residents are understandably furious with the Governor for putting forth a proposal that jacks tolls 800% by 2022 while not addressing deep spending cuts.
Click HERE to read more on the Monmouth meeting.
Neverthless, you are a part of raising opposition to this plan. We encourage you to share details and Town Hall Meeting information on the toll-hikes with your customers and your employees. Let them know how this proposal will affect them as much as your small business.
The reception of last week’s hearings on Paid Family Leave has also gained attention from members of the press and the public. The battle to stop this legislation is far from over. I encourage all members to actively oppose this legislation by writing letters to the editor in your local paper or informing your customers as to how this legislation may impact them in the future.
Thanks for reading. See you next week!
IN THIS WEEK’S NJGCA ROAD WARRIOR:
NEWS AROUND THE STATE
• Opinion: Governor should make meetings more open
• Governor Corzine reveals draft of Toll-Hike Plan
• Administration spends $7.3 Million to study Toll-Hike proposal
• State must follow through on tax relief
• MORE Town Hall Meetings on Toll-Hike Plan
NEWS AROUND THE STATE
Opinion: Governor should make meetings more open
A recent editorial opines that the Governor should be more forthcoming with the dates and locations for his Town Hall Meetings to discuss his toll road proposal, after it was discovered that some dates were not made public until the last possible moment.
Governor Corzine reveals draft of Toll-Hike Plan
The 80 page draft version of Governor’s 800% toll hike is finally available on the state’s website for residents and motorists to view.
Administration spends $7.3 Million to study Toll-Hike proposal
The Corzine administration has accumulated a significant bill in paying lawyers and engineering consultants in drafting the toll-hike plan. More funds may be spent on consulting fees if the measure should become law.
State must follow through on tax relief
An editorial chastises the State for not spurring delivery on its promise of true tax relief to residents. Residents feel relief will be ignored in the coming budget discussions.
MORE TOWN HALL MEETING ON TOLL-HIKE PLAN
NJGCA recently brought you details on Governor Corzine’s 21 Town Hall Meetings to discuss his Toll Hike plan.
Our Members oppose this proposal. We strongly encourage all members and their customers to attend and tell the Governor exactly what they think of his plan.
Please see the meeting schedule below.
Governor Corzine is not permitting anyone to attend unless they RSVP. To register, click HERE
Saturday, February 9, 2008 2-4pm
East Windsor Regional School District (Mercer County)
Hightstown High School - auditorium
25 Leshin Lane
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Call (609) 777-2513
Sunday, February 10, 2008 2-4pm
East Brunswick High School - auditorium (Middlesex County)
380 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Call (609) 984-9846
Monday, February 11, 2008 7-9pm
Rowan University - Eyon Ballroom, student center (Gloucester County)
201 Mollica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701
Call (609) 777-2509