Governor Christie is talking budget cuts. Democrats who control the legislature are talking tax hikes.
It's a tired old debate that is being rekindled as the state faces another budget deficit both this year and next. Tax revenues are off for this year, and the likelihood that New Jersey will run out of money by the end of the year is growing.
Natural disasters are expensive. The costs for clean-up from Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and the October snowstorm are into the hundreds of millions. Many towns will ask for exemptions from the state to exceed that phantom two-percent property tax cap to cover their clean-up costs. That will likely increase your property tax bill for next year, and perhaps years to come. Once taxes go up, they rarely -- if ever -- come down.
I had a great time this week in Atlantic City. I was there for the start of the state's mayors' meeting. I saw some old friends, made some new ones, and took a few chips off the craps table. I felt safe, the streets were clean, I had no trouble parking, and easily hailed a cab. However, I won't be rushing back with my family anytime soon.
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