2019: Murphy says tax hikes are on the table for N.J.

TRENTON, N.J. — No one ever knows for sure what a new year will bring. 

For New Jerseyans? The only certainty is HIGHER taxes.

Democrat Governor Phil Murphy was asked during a Wednesday (12/19) press conference in Newark whether his proposed FY 2010 budget (which will be unveiled in March 2019) will included new tax increases.

Murphy responded “it’s too early to tell.”

“But it’s not too early to talk about principles — things that we care about — and tax fairness is on that list,” the Governor added.

Murphy’s FY 2019 budget included over $1 billion in new and higher taxes on liquid nicotine, car share rides (like Uber and Lyft), millionaires and businesses. For the children, right?

“…the Democrats’ budget battle is actually over how to fund their personal interests,” declared Assemblyman John DiMaio (R-23) at the time. “It is not about putting more money into the pockets of businesses and their employees; it is about stuffing state government like a Thanksgiving turkey prepared for a feast by only those who sit at the table.”

For now, Murphy doesn’t appear close to satiated as he prepares to enter his second year in office.

“I don’t know why I’d take anything off the table right now,” Murphy replied when pressed. “I would say everything is on the table. Period. Full stop.”