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Old 09-03-2006, 11:56 PM
 
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Property Taxes In New Jersey Are The Highest In The Nation.

Most people living in New Jersey know this already.

The Associated Press did a recent article on N.J. has highest property taxes in U.S.

N.J. has highest property taxes in U.S.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060810/ap_on_re_us/nj_property_taxes (broken link)
By TOM HESTER Jr., Associated Press Writer

MONTGOMERY, N.J. - Barbara Lehman has lived in this central New Jersey community for 30 years, but her time here is nearing an end.

She sent her children through Montgomery's well-regarded schools. And she enjoys the rolling landscape even as housing developments have spread across it in recent years.

But her property taxes have climbed 56 percent since 2000 to a knee-buckling $14,000 a year — a heavy load for a high school French teacher whose salary goes up only about 3 percent a year.

The full article is no longer at the above link. I posted the story in full at: (broken link)

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Old 09-04-2006, 08:04 AM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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It's so out of control, I ran into a friend the other day and she said her taxes are $16,000. Most people I know in NJ have taxes around 8,000/10,000 and I thought that was high. Her house is nothing special, two bedrooms and average lot size in Monmouth County.
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:23 AM
 
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People get the government they deserve.

When you keep electing TAX and Spend politicians they will Tax and Spend.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:08 AM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Who would you suggest? Usually they all make promises they don't keep.
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:06 PM
 
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People get the government they deserve.

When you keep electing TAX and Spend politicians they will Tax and Spend.
New Jersey didn't get the highest property taxes in the nation because of one party. Both major parties vote for new taxes.
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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New Jersey didn't get the highest property taxes in the nation because of one party. Both major parties vote for new taxes.

New Jersey got the highest property taxes due to the ruling party for the past 20 years.

The National Education Association and NJ Teachers Union.

When I moved from NJ in 2002 I was paying 8K per year.
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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It's a bloody shame to realize that we pay $3,500 for a three-bedroom, one bath ranch home on a 3/4 acre lot in a housing development here in PA for our services! What is your state doing so terribly wrong? YIKES!
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:36 PM
 
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Default Corrupt politicians need to be paid off the books...

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It's a bloody shame to realize that we pay $3,500 for a three-bedroom, one bath ranch home on a 3/4 acre lot in a housing development here in PA for our services! What is your state doing so terribly wrong? YIKES!
Corrupt politicians need to be paid off the books...
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Howell NJ...for now
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It's a bloody shame to realize that we pay $3,500 for a three-bedroom, one bath ranch home on a 3/4 acre lot in a housing development here in PA for our services! What is your state doing so terribly wrong? YIKES!
Just about everything apparently.

I pay $6500 in Howell NJ, but that doesn't include sewers or garbage pickup, which I have to pay for independently. If you add them in, it's more like $7500.
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:45 PM
 
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Just about everything apparently.

I pay $6500 in Howell NJ, but that doesn't include sewers or garbage pickup, which I have to pay for independently. If you add them in, it's more like $7500.
What about sewer and water bills?
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