Murphy promises STEM growth, Guadagno looks to tax breaks

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TRENTON (AP) - Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno want voters to put them in charge of the state's economy.

But they are charting different courses toward what they promise will be growth.

Murphy is promising to spur the creation of science and technology jobs, wants to implement a public bank, hike the minimum wage and gain credit-agency trust by "fully funding" the public pension.

Guadagno has homed in on property tax reduction, but is also saying she will follow through with Chris Christie's $5 billion in promised tax credits to lure Amazon's new headquarters to New Jersey

Christie, a Republican, cannot seek a third term because of term limits.

The election is Nov. 7. Murphy currently leads in polls and fundraising.

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