All this, and we're mad at the Legislature. 71% Disaprove- highest (lowest?) there this year. We didn't really like the shutdown, 45-51%, but we approve of the sales tax hike compromise deal, 58%. But we wouldn't vote against our local legislator because s/he voted for the sales tax hike, 69-23%.
These numbers show the cynicism that we've come to know and love in Our Fair State:
- Will Corzine reduce property taxes? 64% say no, a little fewer than a month ago.
- Was this a first step in property tax reform or a token political effort? 59% say tolken effort.
Well, at least we haven't lost our realism.
Corzine took a gamble by shutting down the state, but it looks like it paid off politically. The plan is for it all to pay off financially by making a difference in our ridiculous out-of-control way of budgeting here in NJ.
One more cool thing- Businesses are happy with the new budget. Important news for a state that just pissed the casino industry off a little bit.