BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
Below is a statement from New Jersey Policy Perspective president Gordon MacInnes on today's State of the State address, as well as the "State of the Stats" in New Jersey.
"The governor had the chance to accurately acknowledge the state of our state. Unfortunately, he passed on the opportunity.
Yes, some jobs have been created since the Great Recession, but not enough to bring back the middle class or lend a hand to striving working families. With only half the jobs lost in the recession restored, revenues have shrunk and with them the chance to contend with two highly visible and very large problems: pensions and transportation. He mentioned pensions and promised to solve a long-term problem during 2015. But the pending bankruptcy of the Transportation Trust Fund he ignored altogether.