Property Taxes

Here’s what your next governor had to say about property taxes, Jersey jobs

MOUNT LAUREL — In dueling speeches at a Chamber of Commerce event Wednesday, New Jersey’s top gubernatorial hopefuls pitched their plans to boost the state’s economy to the business community. Democrat Phil Murphy and GOP Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno discussed the future, rattled off their campaign talking points and, despite not sharing the stage during […]

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Cops arrest angry taxpayer accused of threatening mayor on Facebook

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — A 75-year-old Monmouth County man angry over a property tax increase threatened on Facebook to burn down the mayor’s house, authorities said. Arthur Morse was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, Ocean Township police said in a statement. He was released after being given a summons. Police learned of Morse’s social […]


WATCH: Webber explains why property tax relief is “not complex”

Asm. Jay Webber (R-26) visited the Rockaway GOP last week and dispensed some valuable advice for every New Jerseyans contemplating the property tax crisis… Listen: Rockaway GOP knows: It's not complex. Real property-tax reductions come when $13B Property Tax Relief Fund goes to its named goal. Posted by Jay Webber on Friday, April 28, 2017 […]

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ROONEY RANTS: Don’t Blame Trump For Trenton’s Inability to Cut Property Taxes!

It’s always easier to react than think these things through, Save Jerseyans, especially when you’re part of the problem. Exhibit A: the New Jersey-based reaction to President Donald Trump‘s plan to eliminate state and local deductions (as part of a global tax reform package) which could increase New Jersey residents’ average tax bills by more than $3,500. Democrat reactions have […]

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TAX FIGHT LOOMING: Lance Vows to Fight Trump’s Plan to End the Property Tax Deduction

The Trump Administration‘s tax plan is getting mixed reviews in the early going, Save Jerseyans, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and some on Wall Street jumping for joy and others, like the National Association of Realtors and even in the president’s own party, questioning whether some of the changes will do more harm than good for the […]

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Can Guadagno’s ‘Circuit Breaker’ Short-Circuit Rising Property Taxes?

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Kim Guadagno, the state’s lieutenant governor and a leading Republican gubernatorial candidate, has come up with a novel “circuit-breaker” approach to providing New Jersey residents with relief from the state’s ever-rising property tax bills. But her proposal has also met with skepticism and claims of irresponsibility, since she hasn’t identified a […]


The Property Tax Problem: Where Do Your GOP Candidates Stand?

There isn’t a single bigger problem facing New Jersey taxpayers than ever-skyrocketing property tax bills. Governor Chris Christie’s porous Cap 2.0 plan slowed the bleeding but, without additional reforms, ultimately failed to cure the patient. Where do this year’s possible Republican successors come down on the BIG issue? Here’s a very brief round-up of what […]

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Guadagno Allies Bucco, Cosgrove Sing the Praises of Her Property Tax Pitch

Two of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno‘s leading North  Jersey supporters offered full-throated endorsements of her “circuit breaker” property tax plan this week.   “Lieutenant Governor Guadagno‘s plan shows she is serious about providing real relief to struggling homeowners,” said Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove. “She has outlined specific ways to save billions of dollars to […]

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Guadagno Rolls Out Property Tax “Circuit Breaker” Plan

A circuit breaker acts to prevent the flow of electricity from reaching unsafe levels. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno wants to implement a similar mechanism for New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes. Her property tax ‘circuit breaker’ unveiled Wednesday morning would kick in whenever “the school portion of a homeowner’s property tax liability exceeds 5% of their yearly household […]

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THE LIST: New Jersey’s Top 100 Highest Property Tax Towns

Oh, My! Is YOUR Town On THIS List? February 3, 2017 Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Is your town in the top 100? These are the top 100 New Jersey towns with the HIGHEST property taxes. Taxes listed are average for each town…. Source: NJ State Department of Community Affairs ____

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Interactive Map: Where NJ’s High Property Taxes Are Highest (and Lowest)

New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes rose again last year by more than the state cap allows, and while schools remain the biggest spenders of tax dollars, municipal governments have been driving the nearly 13 percent increase since Gov. Chris Christie took office. Between 2015 and 2016, the average homeowner’s tax bill rose to $8,549, an […]


Animated Christie boosts Fairness Formula in Burlington County

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie took his battle for equitable school funding to Burlington County on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, telling a packed house at  Hope Hose Humane Co. 1 in Bordentown that the math works in everyone’s favor.  The new plan — which would rely on a flat amount of state aid […]


You’re ‘getting shafted every year’ on school funding: Christie to town

FAIR LAWN — Gov. Chris Christie resumed a statewide tour promoting his proposed school funding overhaul Thursday, telling residents of Fair Lawn they are “getting shafted every year, over and over again.” In a public forum at the Fair Lawn Senior Center, the governor said his proposed Fairness Formula would give Fair Lawn an 814 […]


BY THE NUMBERS: Christie touts major ‘Fairness Formula’ property tax savings for Bergen County

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie takes his #fairschoolfunding push to Bergen County on Thursday, Save Jerseyans, and he’ll make the case for a new K-12 state aid formula to a town hall audience in Fair Lawn. You can watch the event here LIVE: This plan is a no-brainer. Even the home […]

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