Archive for Tag: property tax relief

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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Space and Wirths remind residents to apply for property tax relief

SPARTA, N.J. – Residents will start to receive their 2017 homestead benefit filing information in the mail as early as next week. Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, who represent Sussex County and parts of Morris and Warren counties, are urging residents to apply for the benefit, which provides property...

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Bill removing obstacles to land preservation moves to governor’s desk

TRENTON, N.J. – Legislation enabling municipalities to preserve land they acquired through tax foreclosures is on awaits Gov. Phil Murphy’s review after gaining Assembly approval today. Sponsored by Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths, the bill (S1707/A2534) exempts municipalities from community fees on land acquired for open space. It...

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