Three things you learned on the Bill Spadea Show: False conversations on heroin use and more
Today's show was filled with some tough conversations. We discussed the false conversations our lawmakers are having regarding the success of Narcan use to save lives of drug abusers. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno also dropped by the studios to talk about the current business climate in NJ.
NJ politics: We keep having the same conversations
In 2009, we elected Chris Christie as governor with the hope of change would be coming to NJ. Fast forward to 2016 and we're sitting here having the same conversations. Even though voters spoke loudly and voted in a new player in the NJ political game, we returned the same legislative leaders into office as well.
Now we're facing a debate, not over fundamental changes, but rather, discussions over how we can pay more in taxes, even though we are already the highest taxed state in the nation.
Listen to my full rant below about NJ politics below.
Narcan: It's a false conversation in New Jersey
Heroin overdoses are as bad as you think here in NJ. The press conferences always focus on how it has been implemented and saves lives. Do you know what's missing from that conversation? How many times Narcan was used on the same person, sometimes in the SAME DAY.
Listen to my full thoughts on the Narcan debate below.
Lt Guadagno: NJ has to build a strong foundation for small business success
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno dropped by the studios this morning to talk about the business climate here in New Jersey.
While NJ's unemployment rate is dropping, Guadagno believes the state needs to do more. To keep the business climate growing, it's not about new jobs as much as it is about bring ing in new businesses. Guadagno said "It's new businesses and any book you read on creating jobs in New Jersey, it's new businesses. So we have to create, the government, has to create an environment where small, new businesses can thrive. We don't create the jobs. Government shouldn't create the jobs."