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    Vincent R. Barrella
    (IEL)

  • John Catalano
    (Rep)

  • Eileen Della Volle
    (Dem)

  • Ian Holmes
    (ASI)

  • Gregory P. McGuckin
    (Rep)

  • Erin Wheeler
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

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?

Website http://www.Barrella2019.com
Campaign Address 116 Niblick Street Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
1) Funding Public Education -- Empower municipalities to pursue additional revenue sources other than property taxes to fund school budgets. This will reduce property taxes and provide a revenue stream that will not be subject to State budget issues. For additional information see -- https://www.barrella2019.com/funding-public-education?fbclid=IwAR0mPug4zD2Wr1bX6EI1epBK9_2S1wrlPxYjmRmeWRyV0U6Y2EWrlzHYVHs

2) Lessen the State's overall reliance on property taxes to fund the cost of municipal services. For additional information see --- https://www.barrella2019.com/effectuating-real-substantial-property-tax-relief?fbclid=IwAR1ibYK-NLBHVh5gBEkXMLqJlJbz7ShF1DNhy0kz92tfPrAJBI0ZN6QpGU4

3) Election finance reform and stricter pay to play rules. For additional information see --- https://www.barrella2019.com/election-and-good-government-reforms
We first need to recognize that the State is overly dependent on property taxes to fund both municipal and school budgets. Thus, a major priority will be to pursue additional non property tax revenue sources. The reason hard caps like that of Massachusetts work is because local governments have the ability to pursue these alternative revenue sources. The other thing that needs to be done is to aggressively push the VOLUNTARY entry into Shared Services and Consolidation agreements. Past efforts to bludgeon municipalities and school boards have failed because legislative leaders have failed to recognize that taxpayers made choices as to where they want to live and where they want to send their children to school. For additional information see --- https://www.barrella2019.com/effectuating-real-substantial-property-tax-relief
When politicians speak of a business friendly environment, their emphasis is typically myopic focusing only on the issue of taxes. The reality is that many factors lure employers into the State, not the least of which is our well educated and trained workforce. Also important to employers is a modern infrastructure, including roads and rail systems. Then there is the issue of taxes, which when lower our reliance on property taxes we have take a major step to lowering the cost of doing business in the State. Other financial incentives may be appropriate on a case by case basis, but that should not be the first thought and we need to reject a cookie cutter and politically influenced approach to decision making.
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