More on the pressure to increase New Jersey’s gas tax, here. Makes you wonder where all the money goes, doesn’t it?
Jersey Style – Tax Money Spent
We’ve posted on this unbelievable waste of taxpayer money before, but it still makes us want to scream every time we receive an update. McGreevy can pretend, (boy can he) that he didn’t leave the Governor’s mansion two steps ahead of an arrest warrant for corruption, but we know better. Can you say Machiavelli? Could someone please tell us why this man deserves one nickel of our money? Hello Trenton, there is no law that says you have to.
Nearly halfway through a six-month, taxpayer-financed transition period, Jim McGreevey has spent about 15 percent of the $500,000 allotted to outgoing governors. The $73,800 spent as of last week included the down payment on an official state portrait, state Treasury Department spokesman Tom Vincz said.
Jersey Style - Tax Money Saved
Faced with a $4 billion deficit for the next fiscal year, acting Gov. Richard J. Codey's administration is casting a wide net for savings and has sent a memo to New Jersey's 15 governmental departments asking them to hold down spending. For example, the memo calls for holding on to worn-out office furniture, suggesting chairs could be reupholstered by inmate labor through the Department of Corrections. [Ed - Governor Codey see item above]