Archive for Tag: property taxes

DePhillips and Dunn want to shake up State Health Benefits Commission makeup

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn are proposing to overhaul the makeup of the State Health Benefits Commission following the board’s vote approving health premium rate increases that disproportionately impact local governments and taxpayers. The State Health Benefits Commission on Wednesday approved rate hikes for...

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Taxpayers deserve better than bloated, backroom state budget, say Eulner and Piperno

TRENTON, N.J. – Despite Republican efforts to provide long-lasting and immediate tax relief, Democrats passed a record-high budget full of short-term gimmicks and backroom deals, say Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno. “Like anyone that has followed New Jersey’s budget hearings this year, we have found ourselves frustrated by...

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Munoz renews push for legislation prohibiting public employee sick-time payouts following watchdog report

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, a longtime advocate for ending excessive sick-time payouts for public employees, is urging Legislative leadership to move her bills to stop taxpayer waste following the State Comptroller’s report that found widespread unlawful sick-leave payments. “One of the ways to drive down our nation-high property...

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Budget signing signifies a worse-off New Jersey, says Assembly GOP Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio has been critical of the budget, and again pointed out that the state budget is full of tax relief gimmicks and unsustainable spending as Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget. “Governor Murphy likes to say this...

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Assembly GOP leaders put income, property tax cuts to a vote

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democrats’ support of a more affordable New Jersey was put to a vote on Thursday when Republican leaders pressed the Assembly majority to advance bills cutting income taxes and providing immediate property tax relief. The bills are part of the Assembly GOP’s proposals to combat...

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Bergen fights for better veterans’ benefits in Assembly, Dems block motions

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen, a former Apache pilot in Operation Iraqi Freedom, argued that Democrat-sponsored legislation in the Assembly on Thursday didn’t provide ample benefits for service-disabled veterans. “I’m standing up before you today, because I believe what we are doing here today is not enough,” Bergen...

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Bigger rebates don’t fix New Jersey’s over taxation addiction, says Assembly GOP Leader

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio blasted the joint announcement of a bigger ANCHOR rebate program by Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Nick Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin today. “Injecting steroids into Murphy’s recycled rebate program won’t get anyone more excited about it than when Murphy announced...

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GOP leaders push for tax cut package in budget

TRENTON, N.J. – In response to surging state revenues and record-high inflation, Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio and Assembly Budget Officer Hal Wirths on Tuesday announced a four-point plan that would provide residents immediate relief in this year’s state budget and achieve sustainable tax reforms. “Taxpayers can’t wait for...

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Foreclosure spike underscores N.J.’s unaffordability, say Auth and Sawyer

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s second-highest-in-the-nation foreclosure rate for the most recent quarter is alarming but not surprising, say Assemblyman Robert Auth and Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer. Both lawmakers have their finger to the pulse of the housing market as Realtors and say a recent foreclosure report highlights New Jersey’s...

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How true is Murphy’s claim that additional school aid provides property tax relief? It’s disingenuous, GOP lawmaker reveals

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger challenged Gov. Phil Murphy’s claim that every dollar in additional state aid goes to property tax relief at a legislative budget hearing with acting education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan on April 11.  WATCH: Data doesn’t backup Murphy’s property-tax claims on school funding “Governor Murphy...

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