Archive for Tag: property tax relief

Thomson says energy tax receipts must offset employee health care hikes

TRENTON, N.J. – With the State Health Benefits Commission approving health care rate hikes of 23% for local government employees, Assemblyman Ned Thomson is demanding that energy tax receipts be paid in full to municipalities to offset the expected property tax increases. “The state has essentially been playing Judas...

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Affordable housing bills advanced yesterday ignore renters, says DePhillips. ‘There’s a better way.’

TRENTON, N.J. – While rent is increasing at record paces in New Jersey and far above the national average, the state Assembly isn’t taking action to provide more relief for renters, despite considering a slate of bills intended to make housing more affordable Thursday. Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says helping renters...

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DiMaio on Murphy’s ANCHOR program

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy announced a new property tax relief program this morning that would replace the homestead benefit program.  Assemblyman John DiMaio responded that state programs haven’t stopped property taxes from increasing. “The root causes of higher property taxes continue to be unaddressed,” said DiMaio (R-Warren), the...

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DePhillips has answer for Murphy’s charade on property tax relief

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips says the bursting budget surplus should be used to fully fund schools. While Murphy has been non-committal about how the $10.1 billion surplus in fiscal year 2021 will be used, the state has a constitutional obligation that must be fulfilled. “The surplus needs...

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DiMaio to Murphy: Faults of borrowing are your inconvenient truth

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy began his press conference Wednesday citing the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates of nationwide state-revenue losses totaling over $550 million. Assemblyman John DiMaio pointed to another report by the same group outlining how borrowing is not “a viable, legally permissible, or...

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Republicans on budget: Taxpayers face cuts while paying for public employee raises

TRENTON, N.J. – Republicans on the Assembly budget committee voted against a $7.75 billion three-month budget that was made public only two hours before the vote.  They were dismayed that seniors and homeowners face cuts in tax relief and services while public unions still get raises. “There is a...

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