Archive for Tag: property taxes

Dancer wants to lower your property tax bill by shopping locally

TRENTON, N.J. – Today, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee approved Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill that would allow municipalities to create a property tax reward program for residents who patronize local merchants. “By encouraging people to shop locally we are helping to rebuild our small business communities and...

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Bramnick says Murphy went too far with cash giveaway to anyone born here next year

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick went after Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to deposit $1,000 into the account of children born in 2021, while property taxpayers in the state continue to pay the highest property taxes in the nation. “The governor must borrow $80 million to fund...

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McGuckin and Catalano speak out against Murphy’s borrowing plan

TRENTON, N.J. – On Thursday, the Assembly voted along party lines to approve Gov. Phil Murphy’s borrowing plan, which would allow the state to issue up to $5 billion in bonds and borrow as much as $9 billion in short-term loans from the federal government. Assemblymen Gregory P. McGuckin...

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Murphy’s borrowing scheme puts mortgage on N.J. properties

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber said that New Jersey’s already worst property taxes would get a lot worse under Gov. Phil Murphy’s scheme to borrow $5 billion, which imposes a statewide property tax on New Jersey properties. “Governor Phil Murphy’s massive statewide property tax creeped forward today, even...

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Disappointed with relief-lacking board list, GOP lawmakers offer help to renters and businesses struggling during pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – The financial impact of the coronavirus crisis is hitting tenants and landlords alike, but the three bills scheduled for votes in the state Legislature Monday do very little to help renters. Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Brian Bergen are teaming to get renters real relief. They introduced...

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Scharfenberger acts to return energy tax receipts to municipalities

TRENTON, N.J. – Municipalities would gain revenue and be in a position to provide property tax relief under a bill (A3482) recently introduced by Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger. The legislation requires energy providers and public utilities to pay energy taxes directly to municipalities instead of the state. “The state is...

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Simonsen, McClellan call on governor to rein in spending and stand up for South Jersey

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. – Following Gov. Phil Murphy’s $41 billion proposed budget announcement, Assemblymen Erik Simonsen and Antwan McClellan are calling on the governor to operate under a 2 percent spending cap and consider South Jersey residents in budget negotiations. Municipalities have been subject to a 2...

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DeCroce, Dunn renew call for audit after Murphy adds millions to education spending

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywomen BettyLou DeCroce and Aura Dunn today renewed a call for an audit of all school funding in New Jersey in the wake of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to add $336 million more to K-12 school spending and $83 million more in pre-K dollars. The two Assemblywomen...

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GOP leaders blast Murphy’s budget for increasing taxes, spending and lack of reforms

TRENTON, N.J. – In their response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s fiscal 2021 budget message to the Legislature Tuesday, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick and Assemblyman Hal Wirths, the Republican budget officer, criticized the six new taxes and fees, $2.2 billion spending increase and lack of any relief for New...

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