The Live Lounge is where you hear the greetings of online members that match the preferences you choose. You can get to know each other without revealing your private information.When you have heard all the online members, continue with offline members and leave messages in their mailboxes.Most were convinced they were being shortchanged on the return in their taxes by a Legislature that was heavily represented by North Jersey members.Moreover, there were entire commissions, boards and authorities with statewide jurisdiction without a single South Jersey representative.“We’re tired of paying taxes that end up in northern New Jersey,” complained Albert E.For others, it was about a lack of government reach.Many South Jerseyans were growing resentful of the state's economic investments in North Jersey."It's a very clear message to our Trenton government and to our governor.
The population of the proposed state of South Jersey was 1.7 million in 1980. Had the dreams of South Jersey secessionists come to fruition, its population today would be larger than New Mexico's, the 36th most populous state. About 18 months earlier, Byrne had signed the Pinelands Protection Act, which had the effect of taking about 1 million acres of South Jersey out of the reaches of developers and off future tax rolls.What would a South Jersey state government have looked like?The Free South Jersey committee wanted a state constitution with a weak executive and a legislature in which its members would have been prohibited from sponsoring bills on matters outside their own districts.As soon as the next matching member calls in you will hear their greeting.It's always free to record your greeting and listen to the greetings of the other members.
Leaving New Jersey was favored in every county where it was on the ballot, with the notable exception of Ocean, winning a total of 51 percent of the combined vote.