TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Bernard F. Kenny, Jr., D-Hudson, the chair of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and co-chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Reform and the Citizens’ Property Tax Constitutional Convention, issued the following statement today on Governor Jon Corzine’s State of the State address:
“Governor Corzine’s State of the State address was a calm, even-keeled speech to a friendly and perceptive audience. He was comfortable with the subject matter, and steadily on course with message, much like his first year in office.
“That said, the comfort and even-temperedness of his delivery should not in any way be misconstrued to suggest the urgency with which he encouraged the Legislature to act on property tax reform, and the energy he is bringing to bear to reform a property tax system that is broken, and has been a thorn in the side of taxpayers for decades.
“The message on the need to do something to bring immediate relief and sustainable reform for our overburdened property taxpayers is a familiar one. I know that in the months ahead, the Senate Democrats will work as willing partners to enact meaningful reform for the people of New Jersey.”