Corzine got his 1% sales tax increase totally $1.1 billion, and the Democratic legislators added another $700 million worth of additional tax increases. The total tax increase is now $1.8 billion.
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The tax increase would raise $1.1 billion. Corzine had wanted all the money to go toward helping close a $4.5 billion budget deficit and help ease future budget woes.
The increase is expected to cost the average New Jersey family $275 per year, according to fiscal experts.
In all, the budget plan contains about $1.8 billion in tax increases. About $300 million in special projects were added late Friday by Democrat legislators, including many that would help municipalities and organizations represented by Democratic leaders.I wonder what the "special projects" really are. I know the Democratic legislators were trying to act like they were protecting the New Jersey taxpayer, but as you can see, thy not only gave the Governor his 1% sales tax increase, they decided to pile on even more taxes of their own.