Raise Taxes on the Rich and Reject Budget Cuts, N.J. Groups Urge Trenton

From the Star-Ledger, May 20, 2016:

Three dozen progressive and labor organizations sent a letter to New Jersey lawmakers Thursday urging them to consider the needs and well-being of its neediest residents in upcoming state budget negotiations.

The groups made their plea a day after budget officials announced sluggish personal income tax collections had created a $1 billion shortfall in budgets spanning two years, including the fiscal year ending June 30 and the year beginning July 1.

Among the groups signed onto the letter are the New Jersey Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union, the Anti-Poverty Network, the Sierra Club, New Jersey Policy Perspective, a progressive think tank, the Latino Action Network, the National Organization for Women of New Jersey and the NAACP, Newark branch.