LETTER – Bramnick concerned Democrats in the Legislature may roll back reforms, hopes Murphy has backs of taxpayers

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) is very concerned that Gov. Phil Murphy will reverse the Christie-era bipartisan reforms that slowed property tax increases.

“I am asking the new governor to make a statement to taxpayers that the fiscal reforms we passed in 2011 to pension and health benefits will not be changed.  The recent protests in Jersey City by the teachers union may encourage the new administration to rollback these historic reforms.

I have received many calls from New Jerseyans who fear Governor Murphy may reverse our fiscal policy reforms and more citizens than ever are planning to leave New Jersey.  I fear a mass exodus of our friends and family from our state.

The costly policies proposed by the new governor and his lack of clarity on maintaining the Christie-era reforms is sending the wrong message to New Jersey taxpayers.  The new governor has been very clear on some of his priorities but has not mentioned fiscal restraint.

“As minority leader, I ask the new governor to commit to maintaining these common sense reforms.”