Archive for Tag: property taxes

GOP efforts to fix Airbnb tax voted down by Democrats as summer tourism season begins

TRENTON, N.J. – Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to summer, Assemblyman Hal Wirths and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso fought to protect consumers and the tourism industry from the so-called “Airbnb tax.” Last July, Gov. Murphy and the Democrat-controlled legislature passed a law that applied an...

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Assembly approves bill to rejuvenate abandoned stores, malls

TRENTON, N.J. – A plan to breathe new life into mostly vacant shopping malls and office parks was endorsed today by the Assembly. Assemblyman Ron Dancer sponsors the bill (A1700) allowing towns to designate decaying commercial sites for redevelopment, qualifying the projects for tax incentives. “The landscape of our...

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Property taxes overshadow discussions during education budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – When state Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet came before the Assembly budget committee Wednesday, New Jersey’s nation-high property taxes overshadowed the discussion. “There is no doubt that we spend money on education in New Jersey,” Assemblyman John DiMaio told the commissioner. “If you add the local property...

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Wirths delivers play-by-play on N.J. taxes as Murphy plans second push for income tax hike

TRENTON, N.J. – As Gov. Phil Murphy prepares to roll out his plan to hike income taxes when he presents his 2020 budget to the state Legislature Tuesday, Assemblyman Hal Wirths, a former labor commissioner and small business owner, breaks down the taxes Democrats have raised. “Governor Murphy’s first...

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