Bryant: Continue Efforts To Cut Spending

TRENTON – Senator Wayne R. Bryant, the Chairman of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, today said he had no intentions of trying to extend the sales tax to professional services.

“We have to keep looking for ways to cut spending,”said Senator Bryant, D-Camden.

Senator Bryant also said it was “fiscally unrealistic”to consider reducing the sales tax without extending its coverage to a wide array of services not currently taxed.

“I am not considering an extension of the sales tax to professional services,” he said. “I am also not aware of anyone in leadership in either the Senate or the Assembly who is considering such an extension.”

Senator Bryant said confusion arose from his comments when he was asked yesterday whether he had heard of the idea of cutting the sales tax and extending it to professional services.