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Speaking at a town hall in her district tonight, veteran state Senator Shirley Turner (D-15) affirmed her support for Governor Phil Murphy in part based on his support for a millionaire’s tax.
“I have introduced the millionaire’s tax since 2011,” said Turner as she warmed up the crowd for the governor. “That millionaire’s tax reached Governor Christie’s desk five times. We in the legislature passed it five times but it was vetoed five times.”
When Murphy was elected, Turner exulted, she said.
“We know in order to have a civilized quality of life we have to pay taxes, but taxes should be based on one’s ability to pay,” Turner said. “We cannot allow the system to coddle the wealthy. Budgets have to balanced. We want to balance the burden as well.
“I’m so delighted we have another governor who is going to provide the tax fairness in New Jersey,” the senator added.
The front row dignitaries included Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes, state Senator Linda Greenstein, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-15), Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-14), Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli (D-15), Ewing Mayor Bert Steinman, and Trenton Councilman Jerell Blakely.