Committees to Meet Weekly to Resolve Property Tax Crisis
TRENTON – Senate President Richard J. Codey and Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. announced today that the joint legislative committees on property tax reform will be meeting weekly through October to resolve New Jersey’s property tax crisis.
“Months of discussion and planning have brought us to the point where we can now move forward with substantive debates and investigations that will lead to real reform,” said Senate President Codey (D-Essex). “I have every confidence that the team of top-notch legislative members helming these committees will leave no stone unturned. I encourage everyone, the general public in particular, to get involved in these debates and come forth with their suggestions. No idea is too big or too small for consideration.”
“With the release of these set schedules, the joint committees now have a firm framework for examining the state’s property tax problem and for advancing reforms to the Legislature,” said Speaker Roberts (D-Camden). “All of the building blocks are in place to move the joint committee process forward toward the ultimate goal of producing high-caliber property tax reforms for our citizens.”
The committees will be hearing from experts on the various factors contributing to New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation property tax status, as well as inviting testimony from the public. A schedule is attached, with more dates to be added as needed. In some cases, additional committee meetings may be held in other regions of the State to allow residents of the region to let their voices be heard on New Jersey’s burdensome property taxes.
For more information on the special session, please visit the Legislature’s home page at: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/PropertyTaxSession/specialsessionpt.asp.