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Old 11-10-2009, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Ocean County
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Quote from our newly-elected Republican governor who can thank suburban residents, such as those who live in Toms River, for the office which he'll take Jan. 1.

He just doesn't get it. Get ready for another four years of no solutions to property taxes while all of the state aid that should be distributed equally to ALL of our communities gets sent to places like Newark instead.

Oh, and Newark, it's not YOUR money to begin with.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:17 AM
 
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Quote from our newly-elected Republican governor who can thank suburban residents, such as those who live in Toms River, for the office which he'll take Jan. 1.

He just doesn't get it. Get ready for another four years of no solutions to property taxes while all of the state aid that should be distributed equally to ALL of our communities gets sent to places like Newark instead.

Oh, and Newark, it's not YOUR money to begin with.
Do you have a link for this? Just wanted to see the context.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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Christie to Toms River: Drop dead | Paul Mulshine - NJ.com
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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Note to Christie...its the burbs that elected you, you dumbass!
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Quote from our newly-elected Republican governor who can thank suburban residents, such as those who live in Toms River, for the office which he'll take Jan. 1.

He just doesn't get it. Get ready for another four years of no solutions to property taxes while all of the state aid that should be distributed equally to ALL of our communities gets sent to places like Newark instead.

Oh, and Newark, it's not YOUR money to begin with.
VeradoDan - Are you surprised by Christie's statement? All of that state aid to poorer districts consists of a large chunk of state income and sales tax to the tune of nearly 8 billion dollars. New Jersey's largest cities are totally dependent on this money to run their schools systems. They couldn't afford to pay their teachers half the minimum wage on what they collect in property taxes. And it's not like these cities and towns have low taxes in the first place. Do you really think that the residents of NJ's largest cities could afford to pony up the $20-$25K extra in "property taxes per household" needed, to cover just their educational costs? It won't happen anytime soon.

Christie is just discovering what Corzine already knew! NJ is a fiscal disaster. Now, he will just have to learn to "dance around" the state's financial land mines, just as Corzine did, until he is out of office with his tail between his legs. Until NJ does away with the infamous "home rule", it's finances will stay in the toilet for the foreseeable future. I wonder what he'll have to cut to balance the state budget next year? I suspect I'll be able to hear the "screams of the NJ citizenry" here in NC!
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Default poorly written article.... again

"I'm not going to give Newark's money to Toms River,''

It would be helpful to be given some perspective around that statement. In what context was that given?

It does not speak well for the writer to take a statement in isolation and draw the conclusions he does. He needs to share with his readers.

Maybe he has more info to support his position? As written, he is simply inciting readers into an emotional frenzy based on his word and unrelated statistics. He sets up readers to see what's not there by issuing emotional links instead of perspective.

Either he is a poor writer or he has an agenda.

I need more info to make a judgement on the author's conclusions.
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:56 PM
 
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does anyone here know what is going to happen to the taxes now that the town voted to raise the taxes for the schools. I am suppose to move there and I have no idea what the taxes will be now, Can anyone help me. cwatk38889@aol.com
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: NC Transplant
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????, if the town voted to raise taxes, taxes will go up but I'm sure no one knows exactly how much yet. Things like that are very uncertain throughout the state atm.
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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He is right about 1 thing. Lonegan would have been the BEST candidate of the three. This guy still seems to be a big step up from Corzine though. There is one thing that bothers me about this 2.5% cap. While I am glad that my property taxes will go up at a slower rate, on the flip side, it will lock in the disparity of property taxes payed between the cities and the suburbs. In other words, my suburb will only be allowed to raise it's property taxes by 2.5%, but that also goes for Newark too. So now, they are paying ureasonably low property taxes compared to the rest of us, and with the 2.5% cap, they will ALWAYS be paying unreasonably low property taxes compared to the rest of us.
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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He is right about 1 thing. Lonegan would have been the BEST candidate of the three. This guy still seems to be a big step up from Corzine though. There is one thing that bothers me about this 2.5% cap. While I am glad that my property taxes will go up at a slower rate, on the flip side, it will lock in the disparity of property taxes payed between the cities and the suburbs. In other words, my suburb will only be allowed to raise it's property taxes by 2.5%, but that also goes for Newark too. So now, they are paying ureasonably low property taxes compared to the rest of us, and with the 2.5% cap, they will ALWAYS be paying unreasonably low property taxes compared to the rest of us.
Newark's property taxes aren't all that low. On the low side by NJ standards perhaps, but not exceptionally low.

Some of the Abbott districts have outrageously high taxes. See this article on Irvington: Irvington residents are reeling from 17 percent tax hike | NJ.com

2900 a quarter for property taxes in Irvington on a SFH is outrageous. At that point, the home owner might as well abandon the place and start looking into their options for rentals.
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