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30 Issues: New Jersey Property Taxes

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It's Housing and Urban Development Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Matt Katz, reporter for Philadelphia Inquirer (soon joining WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio), and writer of The Christie Chronicles, discusses Governor Christie and Senator Buono's records and proposals on property taxes in NJ.

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Comments [8]

Bob from Westchester, NY

Could your new NJ reporter (or someone else on staff) compare property taxes in New Jersey's NYC suburbs with those in New York's NYC suburbs, particularly in Westchester and Nassau counties. This is the real apples to apples comparison. I think he will find that the NY suburbs have much higher property taxes, despite all the complaining from NJ homeowners. It's only when you include all of upstate New York that the average tax is higher in New Jersey than in New York. Maybe this will make NJ people feel better.

Oct. 22 2013 10:50 AM

A Christie run for President will END somewhere after IOWA but before Super-ish Tuesday. The GOP has its own schism to bridge and Chris Christie WILL NOT be seen as the answer. Believe it or not, Chris is too progressive for their base.

Can he run for President and remain governor? NJ law says 'No' if he is actively seeking funds from Wall St. Can he raise enough dough outside of Wall St. to run a decent campaign in IA and then take more lumps in NH?

He won't make the third round of primaries.

[Then again the GOP may stop taking stupid pills and decide to toss out all of the TP-infused pols. I doubt it.]

Oct. 22 2013 10:50 AM

A Christie run for President will END somewhere after IOWA but before Super-ish Tuesday. The GOP has its own schism to bridge and Chris Christie WILL NOT be seen as the answer. Believe it or not, Chris is too progressive for their base.

Can he run for President and remain governor? NJ law says 'No' if he is actively seeking funds from Wall St. Can he raise enough dough outside of Wall St. to run a decent campaign in IA and then take more lumps in NH?

He won't make the third round of primaries.

[Then again the GOP may stop taking stupid pills and decide to toss out all of the TP-infused pols. I doubt it.]

Oct. 22 2013 10:50 AM
Amy from Manhattan

I checked the complete 30 Issues list to see when the environmental issues were coming up--& there aren't any! What happened? The 1st time you did 30 Issues in 30 Days, there were half a dozen related to the environment! These issues are relevant to city & state races too, not just national ones.

Oct. 22 2013 10:50 AM
fuva from harlemworld

Christie is an obnoxious narcissist who increases stress on the poor in these hard and excessively unequal times. And New Jerseyans (AND the Star Ledger) support him because he's...nice...?: Why we're in decline.

Oct. 22 2013 10:45 AM
Joel from NJ

Christie is a bully. We're accustomed to be bullied.

Oct. 22 2013 10:44 AM
BK from Hoboken

We already have rebates etc in a progressive income tax system. Why do we have income tests for property taxes too? It's stupid. Glad Christie got rid of those.

Oct. 22 2013 10:42 AM
superf88@gmail.com

Percentage of property taxes reflecting debt service and pensions only?

Percentage of rental property owned by REITs and other Chinese/foreign/MNC and US investors? And will their clout will change the face of property tax in the future -- or is it already?

Oct. 22 2013 10:03 AM

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