NJ Chamber of Commerce President Tom Bracken Urges State Leaders to do the Right Thing Today

  As the budget deadline approaches today, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce urges state leaders to act responsibly and do the right thing for all of New Jersey.
  We understand the debate continues over the Horizon restructuring legislation (S-4), but that should not stand in the way of passing a responsible budget.
  There is no need to rush the Horizon legislation. 
  The significance of this legislation to the company and to our state's future is so impactful that a full vetting and discussion needs to take place before any final decisions are reached. 
  On the other hand, if the budget is not passed today, a government shutdown would immediately hurt many people in our state including some of our most vulnerable citizens who rely on state services.
  A government shutdown would close a number of beaches and favorite tourist destinations. This would be devastating to our tourism industry during this Fourth of July weekend and cost the state millions of dollars in lost revenue.
  The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce urges state leaders to keep the bigger picture in mind and do what is right for all of New Jersey's citizens by passing the budget today.


About the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
  The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization that represents its members on a wide range of business and education issues. Based in Trenton, the organization also links the state's local and regional chambers on issues of importance through its grassroots legislative network. For more information, visit www.njchamber.com.