A bill that would penalize towns that refuse to share services passed the full State Senate in late November of 2012, but it's been gathering dust in the Assembly ever since. Sen. President Steve Sweeney sponsors the measure.
Garden State Democrats claim Governor Chris Christie did not present a plan to bring down New Jersey's highest in the nation property taxes during his budget address a few days ago, but Christie insists that's "nonsense."
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, no one knows how much property taxes will go up, and where they'll rise, but state officials are not denying many residents in hard-hit areas will wind up footing at least part of the bill for the destruction caused by the hurricane.
Your property taxes are probably going to go up. That's the warning we're hearing from Governor Chris Christie and a slew of mayors who blame the cost of rebuilding and recovery in the aftermath of super-storm Sandy.