Archive for Tag: property taxes

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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Governor signs Dunn and Space legislation helping taxpayers see savings through shared services

TRENTON, N.J. – Municipalities will now be able to include the amount saved through shared services on property tax bills under a new measure (A2972/S1298) signed into law this week and sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and Assemblyman Parker Space. “This law provides taxpayers with some transparency. When they...

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Wirths bill allowing long-term tax exemption for low-income housing is signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. –This week the governor signed a bill (A2536/S538), sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths, to allow municipalities to accept payment-in-lieu-of-taxes for state or federally-subsidized low-income housing beyond the term of a housing project’s mortgage. The town of Sparta established such an agreement with a low-income senior housing project;...

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Assembly passes Dunn legislation helping taxpayers see savings through shared services

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed a measure (A2972/S1298), sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, that allows municipalities to include the amount saved through shared services on property tax bills. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature. “The bill would allow fiscally responsible towns to show taxpayers...

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DePhillips and DiMaso to create a tax cut caucus in Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. – In order to force Trenton to consider the real concerns of residents, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso announced the creation of a tax cut caucus that would fight for state taxpayers who are overburdened by the Democrats’ tax-and-spend policies. “It’s time we talk affordability...

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Bramnick calls for Democrats to stop ignoring the serious tax issues

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick criticized Democrats for prioritizing Governor Murphy’s extreme agenda during yesterday’s voting session. A poll by Farleigh Dickinson and the Garden State Initiative found that 44 percent of New Jerseyans plan to leave New Jersey because of property taxes and the high...

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Peterson pushes against Murphy’s petition for illegal immigrant driver’s licenses

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s push for lawmakers to pass a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses is inciting GOP Assembly members, including Assemblyman Erik Peterson, to voice their opposition while the Democrats stay silent. “The governor should put his energy and the state’s...

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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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Actual issues unaddressed at special session focused on politics, says Bramnick

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick listed a series of policy issues that require attention at an emergency legislative session rather than a political issue. WATCH: Actual issues unaddressed at special session focused on politics, says Bramnick Bramnick called for action on providing property tax relief, lowering...

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