Jack Ciattarelli on Tax Reform



Top priorities: lower property tax, reform state tax code

Ciattarelli said he would call for a constitutional convention to update how public education and affordable housing are funded. And if he does not get along with the Legislature--which has been led by Democrats for two decades-- Ciattarelli said, he would push for referendums to let voters decide key issues. His top priorities would be lowering property taxes, reforming the state's tax code, rolling back "burdensome" regulations, limiting waste and streamlining government.
Source: Bergen Record on 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial race , Jan 21, 2020

School funding formula is root of property tax growth

During his 2017 GOP primary campaign for governor, in which he proposed a comprehensive property tax reform plan. Unlike other property tax relief plans of candidates down through the years, which merely involved sleight of hand increases in state taxes to finance cash rebates, Ciattarelli went to the heart of the matter by proposing extensive revision of the state education funding formula, the root cause of our escalating property taxes.
Source: InsiderNJ.com on 2021 New Jersey gubernatorial race , Apr 9, 2019

No increase in top tax rate to reduce property taxes

Excerpts from legislation: Increases the top tax rate contingent on enactment of homestead benefit legislation. A new top marginal rate is set at 10.75% for earning over $1,000,000 (an increase from 8.97% for those earning over $500,000); lower brackets maintain the same rates. The purpose of the bill is to fund an enhanced homestead benefit, to temper the regressivity of the property tax for the bulk of NJ's property taxpayers.

Excerpts from veto message: I will not permit the State to succumb to the legislature's enduring addiction to profligate taxing and spending. I also have vetoed AB 3029, which would have increased the Earned Income Tax Credit to provide relief to only a subset of NJ's taxpayers. All of our taxpayers are already subject to one of the nation's highest state income tax rates. Instead, we should be lowering taxes for all New Jerseyans.

Legislative outcome:Ciattarelli voted NAY; passed House 47-31-2 & Senate 24-16-0; Vetoed.

Source: New Jersey legislative voting records: A 3201 , Jun 25, 2012

Other governors on Tax Reform: Jack Ciattarelli on other issues:
NJ Gubernatorial:
Barbara Buono
Chris Christie
Cory Booker
Joe Rullo
John Wisniewski
Kim Guadagno
Phil Murphy
Seth Kaper-Dale
NJ Senatorial:
Bob Hugin
Cory Booker
Hirsh Singh
Jeff Chiesa
Murray Sabrin
Rich Pezzullo
Rik Mehta
Robert Menendez
Stuart Meissner

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D) vs.Murray(R) vs.Bonini(C)
IN: Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R) vs.Pisano(C)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R) vs.Peterson(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R) vs.Culp(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D) vs.Salango(D)
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