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Burzichelli Questions Whether Christie Plans to Cut Property Tax Relief

(Paulsboro) – Assembly Appropriations Chairman John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland) released the following statement Wednesday after the state treasurer, in response to questions he asked, revealed Gov. Chris Christie plans to delay property tax rebates/credits until late next fiscal year:

“I’m now very concerned that Gov. Christie plans to eliminate property tax rebates and credits to help ease his budget crisis. Why else would he suddenly be delaying payments of this vital relief until late next fiscal year?

“Working class residents rely on this property tax relief to make ends meet, especially amid the nearly net 20 percent property tax hike they’ve endured over the past four year. Delaying this relief will cause pain and stress for families struggling to pay the bills and keep their homes, and now they face the specter of having this relief eliminated if the governor’s budget numbers once again don’t add up.

“I’m concerned that this property tax relief is being set up for the governor’s budget ax, and that would be painful news for New Jersey families.”