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40th Senate District

The NJ General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Voters will head to the polls to select a Governor, State Senator, and State Assembly Members, as well as a number of county and local elected officials.
CHOOSE TWO CANDIDATES FROM BELOW TO COMPARE
  • Kristin M. Corrado (Rep)

  • Thomas Duch (Dem) City Manager-Garfield, NJ; Attorney

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New Jersey has some of the highest property taxes in the nation. What, if anything, do you propose to lower property taxes?

New Jersey's state pension system has recently been named the worst-funded state retirement plan in the country and is arguably one of our largest financial problems. How do you propose to address our state's pension issues?

How can New Jersey meet our energy needs while protecting our environment? For example, would you support energy conservation, expansion of renewable energy projects, hydraulic fracturing, and pipelines, etc?

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

Please indicate three additional state priority issues for you (not already listed in this questionnaire) and explain how you would address them.

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Website flipthe40th.org
Facebook http://nj40dems
Twitter @nj40dems
Qualifications/Experience see above website
Streamline State Government to operate like a business and identify expenditure savings. Conduct an evaluation of State pension and medical insurance programs; properly fund these programs; honor all pension and medical obligations for all current employees and retirees; re-assess the programs for future employees. Expand the tax base by increasing jobs in order to increase state tax revenues. Identify shared services opportunities at the State and Municipal level. Close pension and health benefit system loopholes, Conduct an analysis and audit of the State budget and each department to identify cost inefficiencies and areas where spending can be judiciously cut and/or frozen.
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. Cooperative development Developers should be required to pay into a municipal fund, according to the size and scope of a project, to provide funding for parks, open space and infrastructure.

Sustainable Jersey Program Expand the program to fund additional environmentally sound and consensus driven municipal projects by encouraging more companies and philanthropic organizations to participate as sponsors in the program.

I would support energy conservation programs and the expansion of all types of renewable energy to supplement existing power generation capacity.
4. To promote Job growth I would propose:

Cutting red tape and revitalizing downtowns

Simplify the process to establish Business Improvement Districts (BIDS)

Provide tax incentives to developers to establish professional/commercial/industrial parks in areas that would not ordinarily be considered for development.

Expand and encourage infrastructure and enhancement programs for NJ’s struggling central business districts and downtown shopping areas.

Fully funding The Transportation Trust Fund

Investing in infrastructure
Improving and simplifying rules and regulation to encourage the development of affordable housing for veterans, senior citizens and citizens with disabilities and special needs. Home purchase programs for flood victims funded with assistance from the Federal Government to support affected homeowners.

EDUCATION Lower tuition rates for college students at state schools by improving and increasing oversight and coordination of programs and expenditures. Require student internships for all high school and college students. Provide businesses with tax incentives to partner with schools. Increase the use of grants and low interest rate loans to students and structuring the repayment of student loans to match their income levels.

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