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Christie’s Tax Cut Plan May Be Campaign Focus [VIDEO/AUDIO]

Governor Chris Christie’s newly-revived tax cut plan will be the focus of his re-election campaign if lawmakers don’t give it the green light. Christie said if he wins another term, it would be a signal that voters agree with his plan.

Governor Christie in Long Branch
Governor Christie in Long Branch (Townsquare Media)

Christie reintroduced his idea this week on New Jersey 101.5FM, proposing an income tax credit for households, totaling ten percent of their property tax bill over four years. A similar plan failed last year; Democrats in the legislature said the state could not afford it.

Christie said affordability shouldn’t be a problem this time around. His proposal includes a “circuit-breaker,” a chance for lawmakers to stop the cut if revenues come in short.

“Now what’s left? What’s left for them to complain about?” Christie asked.

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Democratic Senator Jeff Van Drew publicly expressed support for the Governor’s plan; Christie hopes other Democrats will follow.

Christie said if his tax cut plan fails again, it means Democrats were never serious about cutting taxes in the first place.

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