Republican Candidates for the Republican Second District Senate Primary Q&A with Stockton’s Hughes Center | Local News
VINCE POLISTINA: If Atlantic City fails, it drains taxpayers from the suburbs around it and slows down the entire Atlantic County economy, so this is a key issue that lawmakers in District 2 face. My opponent, MP Vince Mazzeo, has been in office for years – with full democratic control in Trenton – and has not done his job. Without Senator Chris Brown, we could be facing North Jersey casinos and having even more problems. Second, I will embrace our police and defend them against the attacks of the Trenton radicals. It was terribly disappointing to see the Mazzeo assembly vote to ban police officers from alerting parents if their underage child was caught with marijuana, and equally disturbing that Mazzeo voted to ban police officers within 30 meters of offices vote – actually suggesting that all the cops are corrupt. . Law enforcement agencies deserve our support and, as a senator, they will have mine.
SETH GROSSMAN: Bring freedom back to America. Trust every American to make the most important decisions that affect their own lives. Teach every American to take responsibility for these decisions – bad and good. Teach how America brought more wealth, opportunity, and justice to more people than any other nation in history when we embraced these ideas.
Judge each individual based on their character, talent, work, and accomplishments.
Stop hiring, rewarding, promoting or punishing people based on whether or not they belong to a race, ethnicity, gender, or other politically useful group. Stop public schools, colleges like the University of Stockton, and libraries from doing this. Stop them from teaching false hate history, critical race theory, and any other American hate propaganda that promotes it.
Offer financial support to parents who save tax dollars when they leave public school. Stop demanding college degrees for jobs from applicants who have acquired the skills and knowledge needed without them.
End state government buyout of Atlantic City and casino tax breaks. Stop the endless gasoline tax and toll increases. Do this by applying the sections of the Constitution of the State of New Jersey that require:
1. Equal application of all laws, including tax laws.
2. Balanced budgets for operating expenses. Borrow for long-term improvements only when voters approve of it.
3. No bailouts from failed state “authorities” who borrowed money without voter approval.
The state government took over Atlantic City in 2010. As part of this takeover, the state government allowed Atlantic City to manage seven years of illegal budget deficits and borrow approximately $ 400 million. to cover operating expenses. He also said the Atlantic City casinos were “devastated areas” and therefore qualified for special tax breaks.
The state government allowed its Transportation Trust Fund Authority to recklessly borrow billions of dollars without voter approval for 30 years. He then bailed out that authority with a plan that now gives us “automatic” increases in gasoline tolls and taxes almost every year.
As a State Senator, I will do my best to bring back the teaching of American values at colleges like Stockton and respect for our American and state constitutions to the government of the State of Trenton.