NJ Spending Cut Task Force Report Dead on Arrival? - Editorial

For taxpayers, there is much to like in the report released Thursday by a task force charged with developing recommendations aimed at heading off a state and local government fiscal disaster and at stanching the flow of fed-up taxpayers to friendlier tax climes. 

For public employee unions, not so much.

Not surprisingly, before the ink was dry on the report, it drew fire from the NJEA.  The other unions will no doubt soon follow suit.

For all the good, commonsense recommendations included in the report, the major unanswered question, of course, is whether they will be stymied by the union-allied Democratic leadership. Many of the ideas have been proposed before; some have been introduced as bills.  But they have rarely found their way out of legislative committees. And never to a governor's desk. 

Read the full editorial here.