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Old 03-14-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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I was watching News 12 NJ and they mentioned how taxes may be going up again, but especially for those who live in towns with a pop. of 10,000 or less. One highlighted community was West Amwell in Hunterdon County. The governor says that he is doing this so that small towns will have no choice and consolidate thier services with other towns. What are your opinions?
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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If you live in a town under 5ooo they're going to do away with the homestead rebate.

between 5-10K you get half. over 10K you still get it.

That was my understanding.

Glad I moved from Riverton to Cinnaminson BTW.. LOL.
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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This is why some people are saying the mountain side of Green Brook might try to merge with Watchung.

Cranford has 22k people, so ain't currently affected.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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It is very annoying now a days with these taxes in this state. Ironically today I was just looking at taxes in Middlesex county on RANCHES and I can with a $5000 to $10,000 range. I do not understand why people should be paying that much on a ********* ranch. This is just get absurd!
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Corzine has proposed a new budget which reduces state aid to townships, not your homestead rebate. There have been a couple threads with this already.
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:13 AM
 
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It makes sense to me. Did you really think they're going to take money away from the huge (yet hoplessly corrupt) urban areas?

It's a lot easier to screw the suburbanites and stay on the tax money gray train.

No surprises here.
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:15 AM
 
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Well I am one of the "lucky" ones who lives in a very small town. My taxes have gone up almost $5,000 in the 7 years I've lived in this town. How very exciting for them to go up again just as I am starting college tuition!
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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It makes sense to me. Did you really think they're going to take money away from the huge (yet hoplessly corrupt) urban areas?

It's a lot easier to screw the suburbanites and stay on the tax money gray train.

No surprises here.

Not exactly. My parents live in an urban area and they pay alot in taxes. Although they live in a good part of town, I think its too much. Especially for the bad services that the city offers (like education and law enforement).

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Old 03-15-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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Not exactly. My parents live in an urban area and they pay alot in taxes. Although they live in a good part of town, I think its too much. Especially for the bad services that the city offers (like education and law enforement).
Many urban areas, such as Newark as Camden, don't pay anywhere near the cost of running their cities. The suburbanites subsidize them in a large way.
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:18 PM
 
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Many urban areas, such as Newark as Camden, don't pay anywhere near the cost of running their cities. The suburbanites subsidize them in a large way.
I agree with you on this one. However, whenever an urban area has pockets of middle-class residential neighborhoods, they are heavily taxed as well.
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