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New Jersey ballot question #2

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Kinda thinking this is not a good deal for anyone. Rearrange the % of money used for the various programs and leave NJ on the hook for 30yrs to fund it. Less money to cleaning up the mess that's here by buying more land to look after.

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT DEDICATING STATE FUNDS FOR OPEN SPACE, FARMLAND, AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION, AND CHANGING EXISTING DEDICATION FOR UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS AND HAZARDOUS SITE CLEANUPS

 

Do you approve amending the Constitution to dedicate 6% of the Corporation Business Tax revenue each year for the next 30 years? The dedication would be for the preservation of open space, farmland, and historic sites. The amendment would end the current dedication of 4% of that revenue for environmental programs. In addition, the amendment dedicates natural resource damages and fines to fund underground storage tank removals and cleanups and polluted site cleanups?

 

 

The interpretative statement reads as follows:[1]

 

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

 

This constitutional amendment would provide funding for Green Acres and “Blue Acres” projects. The projects preserve open space, farmland, and historic properties. The amendment would dedicate 6% of Corporation Business Tax revenue each year for the next 30 years for these purposes.

 

The Green Acres program buys land that protects water supplies and preserves open space. The program funds parks, fish and wildlife habitat, and flood prone or affected areas. It also funds park improvements and facilities.

 

“Blue Acres” refers to properties that have been damaged by storms or storm related flooding. The program also purchases properties that appear likely to incur such damage, or that may buffer or protect other lands from such damage. Structures on properties purchased from willing sellers are demolished, the debris is removed, and the land is preserved as open space.

This amendment also would end the current dedication of 4% of Corporation Business Tax revenue. That dedication provides funds for water quality programs, public and private hazardous site cleanups, underground storage tank removal and cleanup, air pollution control equipment for diesel engines, and park improvements and facilities.

 

Finally, this amendment would dedicate natural resource damages and fines collected from violations of environmental laws for underground storage tank removals and cleanups and State-funded hazardous site cleanups.[3]

 

Constitutional changes

 

If Public Question No. 2 is approved, it would amend Amend Article VIII, Section II, paragraph 6 of the New Jersey Constitution. The full text of the constitutional changes that would be made if Public Question No. 2 is approved can be read here.

 

Background

 

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey published a voter's guide for Public Question No. 2, including background information on the measure:[4]

 

“ The New Jersey Constitution currently allocates four percent of New Jersey’s Corporation business Tax to fund five environmental programs as follows:

 

1) 15% water quality.

2) 25% hazardous substance discharge remediation (brownfields and underground storage tank removal and cleanup).

3) 28% polluted site cleanup performed by the State.

4) 17% diesel air pollution control. This allocation expires after 12/31/15 and will be reallocated to improvement in parks and other preserved open space.

5) 15% improvements in parks and other preserved open space.

 

In the most recent fiscal year, this four percent provided $103.1 million for the above programs This amendment to the Constitution would reallocate the current four percent dedication of the corporate business tax to the following environmental programs:

 

1) 5% water quality

2) 10% hazardous substance discharge remediation (brownfields)

3) 9% underground storage tank removal and cleanup

4) 5% polluted site cleanup performed by the State

5) 71% preservation of open space (Green Acres), farmland, historic sites and flood prone areas (Blue Acres)

 

It would also raise the amount of the dedication of the corporate business tax in the constitution from four percent to six percent starting on July 1, 2019 and change the allocation of the six percent dedication between the five programs to increase the preservation of open space, farmland, historic sites and flood prone areas to 78% of the dedicated funds. Traditionally, the funding for open space preservation programs has relied on borrowed money which is placed in the Garden State Preservation Trust Fund. All of those monies have been spent or allocated.[3]

 

 

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Kinda thinking this is not a good deal for anyone. Rearrange the % of money used for the various programs and leave NJ on the hook for 30yrs to fund it. Less money to cleaning up the mess that's here by buying more land to look after.

 



"Open Space" laws are BAD BAD BAD!!


Its a false flag to allow several different federal agencies more access to your state in te form of money with strings attached.  We are fighting it tooth and nail in NH right now, and winning  (Granite State Forward.  George Soros scum)


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"In addition, the amendment dedicates natural resource damages and fines to fund underground storage tank removals and cleanups and polluted site cleanups?"

 

So people are fined so they can pay to clean up someone else's mess?

 

:huh:

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