WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce was recently named as a Taxpayer Advocate by The New Jersey Taxpayers Alliance (NJTA).
The Taxpayer Advocates designation is based on a legislator’s votes on bills key to New Jersey’s individual and corporate taxpayers. The Alliance is honoring the legislators after an analysis of voting records on bills deemed crucial to the taxpayer community during the 216th Legislature.
DeCroce (R- Essex, Morris, Passaic ) said she was extremely pleased to be recognized as a taxpayer advocate and a fighter for lower cost government.
“As a businesswoman and homeowner I know the burden that state and local taxes heap on businesses and families. I am committed to finding ways to cut the cost of government and still provide quality services that people need,” said DeCroce.
The Assemblywoman scored 100 percent on the NJTPA score card, reflecting her votes to cut the cost of government.
DeCroce said that while the state is making progress on cutting government costs, there is much more to do, but it can only be done if the majority party in the legislature is willing to act.
“Further meaningful tax cuts are only possible if we have a true bipartisan effort to review the many programs, taxes, and fees that increase the overall government tax burden on families and businesses,” said DeCroce.
“Gov. Christie has showed how the state can begin cutting costs without impacting services or quality of life. It’s up to us in the legislature to move the ball down the field,” said DeCroce. “I’m looking forward to working to make New Jersey a more affordable place to live and work.”
The NJTA noted that New Jerseyans continue to shoulder the nation’s heaviest state-local tax burden, second only to New York, according to the Tax Foundation.