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AFP-NJ: Murphy Conditional Veto of EDA a Step Toward Fairness

Aug 23, 2019 by AFP

TRENTON, N.J. – Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey (AFP-NJ) on Friday applauded Gov. Phil Murphy for his conditional veto of a bill that would fund the Economic Development Authority (EDA), a state program that provides tax incentives to certain private companies. AFP-NJ has long opposed tax incentives and other forms of corporate welfare.

AFP-NJ State Director Tony Howley issued the following statement:

“Too many people feel the economy is rigged against them and tax incentive programs such as the EDA are part of the cause. Corporate welfare programs are unfair and rig the economy against everyday New Jerseyans. The government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers – everyone deserves the chance to compete on a level playing field. Though this flawed program should be eliminated altogether, Gov. Murphy’s veto nudges New Jersey towards a path of economic fairness.”

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