As Governor of New Jersey, Jim Florio quickly enacted multiple pieces of landmark legislation. When his tax increases became a rallying point for anti-tax advocates, the Toilet Paper Tax was born. Florio battled for three years to keep the state moving forward but was defeated in the 1993 New Jersey Gubernatorial election by Christie Whitman.
Walter, Richard, "Unraveling the Toilet Paper Tax Revolt: An Investigation Into the Demise of Politics in the Garden State 1989-1993" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 3795.
United States History
tax revolt, jim florio, gun control, politics
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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