New Jersey’s League of Municipalities is calling on the Legislature to reverse some of Gov. Chris Christie’s budget cuts. The lobbying group representing the state’s mayors says the deep cuts will hurt local efforts to stabilize property taxes.
New Jersey property taxes are the highest in the country, the Associated Press reports, averaging $7,576 per household last year. Christie’s budget cut all but $10 million from a $149 million aid program for cities and town facing extraordinary circumstances, and eliminated a $50 million public safety program for municipalities facing crime spikes.