New Jersey’s property taxes — the country’s highest — are taking center stage in the second and final debate gubernatorial debate.
Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagnoclashed Wednesday over what polls show is a big issue in the Nov. 7 contest.
Murphy called Guadagno’s plan to cap a portion residents’ property taxes at 5 percent of income a “gimmick.” Guadagnosays her plan could save voters an average of $800 annually.
The candidates met Wednesday at William Paterson University in a debate broadcast on CBS stations in New York and Philadelphia. They’re campaigning to succeed GOP Gov. Chris Christie.
Murphy and Guadagno debated last week , and their lieutenant governor candidates met Monday .
Murphy leads Guadagno in polling. He has $5 million to Guadagno’s $1 million in reserves.