Property Taxes

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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Sweeney’s hometown would gain 58% more per student under “unjust” Christie plan

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog “This plan is unfair, it is unjust and it is blatantly unconstitutional,” Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) declared in a joint statement with Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Theresa Ruiz (D-Essex) issued following the announcement of Chris Christie‘s ‘Fairness Formula’ designed to equalize state K-12 school aid on Tuesday. Senator Sweeney’s neighbors […]



New Jersey’s Tax Freedom Day? May 12th, America’s second latest…

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s Tax Day again, Save Jerseyans. That most dreaded of all calendar days is arriving a little later than normal this year due to the federal observance of Emancipation Day, but here it is all the same. Ugh. Squared. Yet as many of you are painfully aware, […]

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Christie celebrates agreement to freeze non-profit hospital property tax rates

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog New Jersey’s 62 non-profit hospitals just earned a reprieve from higher taxes, Save Jerseyans. On Friday, Governor Chris Christie announced the formation of a Property Tax Exemption Study Commission and a two-year freeze on  property tax rates for previously exempt non-profit hospitals operating in the Garden State. “The bipartisan agreement […]


Will regionalization cut K-12 administrative costs and lower property taxes?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If you’re living in a moderate-sized New Jersey school district, Save Jerseyans, you can expect that roughly $15 of every $100 isn’t making it to the classroom. Where’s it going? Administrative costs. Not text books, smart boards, teacher’s pensions or school lunches. We’re spending big money on […]

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Webber’s property tax relief bill could generate $331 million in taxpayer savings

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s not much, Save Jerseyans, but it’s something. Earlier Monday, legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26) got the okay from the State and Local Government Committee today. If passed by the full legislature and signed by Chris Christie, A-302 would augment monies to municipalities from the […]

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