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A Summer Tax Debate Led to Legendary One-Liner

June 30, 2023 |

Pictured: Emil Olszowy, New Legislature Photo

During the summer of 1976, the New Jersey State Assembly was holding a late-night session to debate the creation of a state income tax. Even at that hour, the Assembly chamber was uncomfortably hot after temperatures reached over 100 degrees that day. The old chamber, before the late 1980s renovation, had horrible air conditioning, and there were Bill Bradley-sized fans set up all over the place.

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NJ SEED: During the hot, humid, hazy summer days with the legislature in recess, a bit of political nostalgia might be appreciated.

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