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An Unfair Tax on South Jersey

Welcome to the GSI Briefing podcast – hosted by Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative.

In this series, GSI traveled to the State House in Trenton for one-on-one interviews with legislators, business leaders, and members of the press to discuss Governor Murphy’s latest budget proposal and GSI’s recent report, New Jersey’s Fiscal Cliff Explained

In this episode of GSI’s new Budget Series, Regina speaks with Christina Renna, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey. Christina shares her concerns about the proposed New Jersey budget, unchecked spending at the state level, and the unfairness in funding NJTRANSIT through a new Corporate Business Tax.

Renna points to the lack of NJTRANSIT coverage in the southern part of the state and notes the frustration of businesses in the lower half of the state who would be subsidizing a transportation system that their employees cannot use.  The interview  notes opportunities for economic growth and development in Southern New Jersey and Renna’s hope as the budget is negotiated in Trenton.