Gov. Chris Christie will be in Somerset for another town hall meeting.

Chris Christie at town hall in Flemington (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)

The Republican governor is likely to return to a familiar theme of stabilizing property taxes as he talks up his budget proposal on Tuesday.

Christie has been urging the Assembly to extend a 2 percent cap on salaries that can be awarded to police and firefighter unions that enter contract arbitration. The cap law expired April 1.

The Legislature sent Christie a bill allowing raises of up to 3 percent in certain circumstances and exempting many bargaining units from the cap. Christie conditionally vetoed the bill.

The governor has been holding town halls as he attempts to rebound from a political retribution scandal.

Christie aides tied up traffic in Fort Lee to get back at the mayor.


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