Members of the all-Republican township council in Medford are furious that Gov. Chris Christie told voters to "call their bluff" and vote down a proposed tax increase during this week's Ask The Governor.

Officials in the south Jersey town are asking voters next month to allow the town to exceed the state's 2 percent cap on property tax hikes.

Local officials say they need to raise the town's taxes by 25 percent to keep trash collection.

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On Monday's program Christie said  urged voters in Medford and Lawrenceville — the only towns with local tax referendums — to  reject them.

Medford Mayor James "Randy" Pace wrote the governor, saying the proposed tax hike is not "a political game being played to manipulate the public."