For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Berg 609-846-4785
September 1, 2021 – Senator Vince Polistina today echoed the calls of the Senate Republican Caucus to end this ill-advised 4-month hiatus for the legislature given the many challenges being faced by our residents. The latest issue is a bipartisan effort to avoid a crippling unemployment tax hike on our businesses when we should be utilizing federal support to avoid all tax increases.
“I applaud the Senate Republicans for their efforts to get the legislature back to Trenton to prevent this tax increase on our employers,” said Polistina. “Our businesses in the Atlantic County region have suffered enough with closures, capacity limitations, and a lack of employees willing to work. The last thing they need is another tax increase on top of these challenges.”
Polistina also noted that there are many other things the legislature should be dealing with which should not be waiting until the end of this vacation.
“We should be in Trenton right now ending the exemption which allows smoking in the casinos and other facilities at the detriment of employees and patrons in these buildings. Employees deserve clean air and a healthy work environment free from the potential deadly impacts of secondhand smoke,” said Polistina.
Other important issues requiring attention from the legislature include the broken unemployment insurance system, continued problems plaguing the Department of Motor Vehicles, royal decrees by the Governor which should be discussed and debated, and now potentially opening the door to extremely controversial vaccine mandates for children.
“We have issues to address for the people of this state,” said Polistina. “Hopefully the Democrats in the legislature officially recognized by the non-partisan (LOL) Office of Legislative Services have now worked on their tan long enough and we can get back to work,” concluded Polistina.