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Kenny: Governor’s Budget Focused On Property Tax Relief

TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Bernard F. Kenny Jr. today welcomed the Governor’s Budget Address as “the first step towards a budget that provides an unprecedented amount of property tax relief for New Jersey families.”

“The Governor’s message today was loud and clear – our homeowners are desperate for property tax relief and this year we are going to provide that relief,” said Senator Kenny, D-Hudson and Chair of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

“Residents will see an additional $1.8 billion in property tax relief without any new taxes or fees or one-shot budget gimmicks,” explained Senator Kenny. “Over half of the entire budget is dedicated to property tax relief.”

“I’m also glad to see that funding will increase for non-Abbott districts for the first time in three years. These districts which have been struggling to get by with flat funding will now have some breathing room for the next year,” added Senator Kenny.

“As Chair of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, I look forward to working with the Governor and the public to pass a budget that achieves the goals he outlined today and provide the most property tax relief ever to New Jersey residents,” said Senator Kenny.