Possible tax revolt in the heart of machine territory?

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

A massive tax hike in the deep-blue Camden County suburb of Gloucester Township — New Jersey’s 19th most populous municipality — is stirring up signs of a genuine tax revolt.

That’s according to veteran Inky journalist Kevin Riordan:

tax manI’d never been invited to a revolution until I printed out my ticket to Wednesday’s ‘Gloucester Township Tax Revolt’ meeting.

Organized via an event app and publicized on social media, the gathering at a Blackwood Knights of Columbus hall drew more than 150 residents of a township where property taxes have risen 74 percent since 2008.”

Click here to read Riordan’s full story on the latest developments.

Back in April, the Democrat-dominated township government approved a massive 12% municipal tax hike to power its $57,950,948 budget.

Republicans haven’t had a foothold in the township since former Assemblyman David Mayer defeat incumbent Republican Cindy Rau-Hatton and took office in January 2010.

Any Democrat setbacks in Gloucester Township potentially impact not just Camden County, heart of the legendary South Jersey Machine (a little less than 10% of Donald Norcross’s 2016 primary victory margin came from the township) but also the legislative map since LD4 remains one of the state’s weaker blueish districts.

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