Barbara Buono Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 04:34 PM EST
State Senator and Gubernatorial candidate, Barbara Buono released the following statement tonight:
"Tonight, President Obama outlined a vision to build a 21st century economy. Here in New Jersey, we must follow the same path in order to compete in a more globalized world. However, our current governor prefers showmanship to solutions for our working and middle class.
"Right now, we have an unemployment rate hovering at two points above the national average, the highest property taxes in the nation and crippling tuition increases. We need a Governor who will step up to the challenges our state faces rather than kowtowing to the right wing of the Republican party or taking a three day fundraising trip in California. It's time that we work with the federal government on projects to rebuild our crumbling roads, reduce the cost of higher education, raise the minimum wage so that parents can provide for their families and protect our children from the threat of gun violence.
"As your governor, I promise to put New Jersey first and make sure that our economy works for all of New Jersey."