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  • Robert D. Clifton
    (Rep)

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    (Rep)

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    (Dem)

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    David H. Lande
    (Dem)

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Please indicate your top three state priority issues and explain how you would address them.

What, if anything, do you propose to address concerns regarding property taxes?

What would you do to promote job growth in our state?

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1) Reduce property taxes: The current system is taxation without consideration of ability to pay. Many are land rich and cash poor. Ability to pay must be a criteria. (a) Authorize a Citizens Constitutional Convention to lower property taxes (b) Eliminate the current deduction cap on the State's Gross Income Tax form and allow every NJ tax payer to deduct the entire amount of their property tax bill (It is hypocritical to complain about the Federal Government having a cap on the amount of property taxes that can be deducted on the Federal Income Tax Form, yet the State's Legislative Majority has not voted to remove the NJ Cap) 2) Restore the millions of State School Aid cut by Governor Murphy's budget to 189 school districts across the State rather than giving away: (a) millions of dollars for illegal immigrants to have free college tuition and (b) $100 million in last minute, add-on, special interest pet projects inserted into the budget just before the vote
All of the above mentioned in state priority issues including: Require "Redevelopment Projects" that are currently not paying property taxes, nor any school taxes, to pay their full and fair share of taxes to the schools, rather than being permitted to make a "Payment In Lieu of Property Taxes," known as PILOTS, with no payments going to the schools.
You don't help the wage earner by taxing to death the wage payer. Reduce taxes and job killing regulations.
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Website www.landeforassembly.com
Campaign Address 88 Agress Rd, Millstone Twp, NJ 08535
1. Property taxes. Change the conversation from how state aid is distributed among school districts to how to better fund schools in the first place as there is an overreliance on property taxes to fund schools. Consider alternative funding through other types of taxes such as sales, income, payroll, gas, and other forms or any combination thereof and allowing local taxing at the county and below. 2. Opioid addiction. We need to start looking at drug possession and use as a social problem rather than a criminal one, we need to prioritize access to treatment and recovery services including funding for hiring county addiction specialists who go to the scene of a drug overdose to start the process. 3. Veterans. Provide job training and access to higher education, work to reduce homeless among veterans (Potter’s Lane in Orange County CA is a model and example), provide alternative treatment and legal programs, provide a one-stop web with links to other non-profits.
We need to first change the conversation from how state aid is distributed among school districts to how to better fund schools in the first place as there is an overreliance on property taxes. We need to consider alternative funding through other types of taxes such as sales, income, payroll, gas, hotel, and any other presently assessed tax or any combination thereof, and allowing local taxing at the county and below. We all benefit when our children are educated so however we can distribute the cost of educating our children to the greatest number of people rather than just our homeowners seems fairest. Since there is a dollar for dollar offset i.e. every dollar raised by using an alternative results in property taxes being reduced by a dollar I am not proposing a tax increase but simply a change in the tax source used to fund our schools.
1. Increase investment in medium skilled and vocational job training. 2. Cut taxes on small businesses while reducing tax incentives to large corporations which often result in a net loss due to added infrastructure costs and like. 3. Increase infrastructure spending which creates jobs and also improves economic growth by allowing goods and services to move more efficiently throughout the state. 4. Reduce property taxes and free up more disposal income.