CWA NJ Newsletter March 21st

From working to stop Verizon from hurting small businesses to working to stop Governor Christie from closing developmental centers, this is some of the work CWA members have been up to this week.

Senate Democrats Jump on Christie Bandwagon, Strike Deal to Cap Taxes at 2%

For one bright, shining moment on Friday, the State Legislature operated as a deliberative body intent on sifting through information, finding facts, and crafting responsible solutions for New Jersey residents. There was bipartisan agreement that "a deliberative process in studying and advancing property tax reform for New Jersey residents" was the only way to get things done right

Christie: As Long as I Get Everything I Want, We Can Compromise on How I Get It

Chris Christie spoke to the New Jersey State Legislature yesterday in a special session he called to address property taxes and offered a "compromise" on taxes to the state legislature. Christie's earlier plan called for a Constitutional Amendment capping tax increases at 2.5% that includes costs of health care and pensions for public workers.

Washington Republicans Kill Jobs Bill, Prevent Money to Avoid Layoffs for Public Workers

Republicans in the U.S. Senate killed a jobs bill last week, using arcane Senate rules to prevent the bill from even being debated on the Senate floor.

Christie Signs Budget, Bigger Fights Coming

Governor Christie reached a deal with Democrats in the state legislature on a $29.4 billion budget last week, which was passed and signed into law on Tuesday.

CWA acheived several hard-fought victories in the budget to preserve jobs: