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Daniele Spence praises the Senate president for direct marketing of a bipartisan plan for reforms.

Living my whole life in in New Jersey, it is sad how hard it is to afford living in this state now. New Jersey has not had proper leadership and has not shown financial responsibility in recent years. Property taxes have people leaving this state every day.  

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Administration after administration has failed to make the state’s full contribution into state pension and benefit funds, putting a constant strain on the budget every year. 

However, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, has been hitting the road to bring attention to a report titled “Path to Progress NJ,” the work of the Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup, a panel that Sweeney appointed. The report contains recommendations for actually addressing New Jersey’s financial crisis, such as public employee benefit reductions, that could finally relieve the burden of high property taxes that are financially crippling our residents. 

These recommendations were compiled by experts, not politicians. The proposals are ambitious, optimistic and they show leadership. 

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Seeing Sweeney take such an ambitious plan directly to the people with roundtable discussions is admirable. That is the kind of leadership we need if we’re ever going to see a change.

Daniele Spence, Glassboro

Editor’s note: The writer works as an aide to the Gloucester County freeholders, and is enrolled in the state’s Public Employee Retirement System.

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