The gov. and Illinois

Did you see that New Jersey is about to take out ads in Illinois asking businesses in that state to move here …

It’s an interesting move; trying to raid another state. It’s done all the time, but, in truth, how advantageous is the business climate in N.J. It is 48th according to a recent survey.

The governor has had Illinois on his mind for a while. He criticized the state in his state of the state address for increasing the income tax by 67 percent.  Prior to that, the governor had campaigned in the state for Republican candidate Bill Brady, who lost to Democrat Pat Quinn. 

Let’s see if folks in Illinois launch a counterattack.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

3 Responses to The gov. and Illinois

  1. P says:

    . . and their pitch would be . . . “We ‘re more broke and just as crooked as yous guys?”

    The governor is just trying to burnish his “conservative” credentials (I won’t raise taxes) and have some fun at Quinn’s and Illinois’s expense.

  2. Mark in Rockaway says:

    “Prior to that, the governor had campaigned in the state for Republican candidate Bill Brady, who lost to Democrat Pat Quinn. “

    One can only wonder how the election would have turned out if Quinn had campaigned on a platform of raising the income tax by 67 percent.

  3. Well, Mark. I’d say Mr. Quinn may have lost.

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