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Christie Steams Medford GOP Over Ask The Governor Comments

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.

Governor Christie in studio for Ask The Governor
Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ

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.”

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