Mark Zinna for Governor
My agenda is a bold and progressive one. As Governor, I will work to:
- Enact ‘New Jersey Cares’ (NJC), a “Medicare for All New Jerseyans” single-payer health care system
- Invest in renewable energy jobs and infrastructure while preventing pipeline expansion
- Fight the growing threat to women’s reproductive rights by expanding access to birth control and family planning
- Bring back jobs with new economy training programs and creative incentives for businesses and workers
- Make higher education affordable by providing no-interest student loans repayable as a portion of the graduate’s future earnings
- Fix the pension crisis once and for all with bonding to cover the existing shortfall; adjust the plan for new enrollees; end plan abuses; and protect current pensioners and employees
- Dismantle the failed Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, replacing it with smaller, more focused and responsive agencies
- End the power of party bosses and insiders to pick the candidates; curb corporate and PAC spending; and institute term limits for the legislature
We can implement these and other progressive initiatives in New Jersey. But in order to accomplish this, we must overcome the power of big money and entrenched interests that are always resistant to a challenge from an outsider.
Money in politics has become a corrupting influence and a barrier to the entry of new people and ideas. The solution is simple: level the playing field.
Corporations, special interest groups and political action committees aren’t people and shouldn’t be able to spend money on elections. Only actual people who can vote ought to contribute to political campaigns.
We have term-limits for Governor in New Jersey. We should also set term limits on how many consecutive terms a legislator may serve.
The consolidation and sharing of resources among New Jersey’s more than 500 municipalities should be strongly encouraged. This will reduce the costs of services and provide relief for our residents who are presently over-burdened with the highest property taxes in the nation.