Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) released the following statement Wednesday after holding a virtual town hall meeting with AARP New Jersey to discuss the Assembly Democratic plan to give senior and disabled citizens a 25 percent property tax relief credit:
“It was honor today to talk with so many great AARP members throughout New Jersey about the issues that are important in their lives, including property tax relief and our plan for a 25 percent property tax relief credit for senior and disabled citizens.
“Today’s discussion makes clear that senior citizens and Assembly Democrats are on the same page when it comes to property tax relief. Seniors need our help, and we’re ready to provide it with our plan for quick, responsible and significant relief.
“Millionaires have received $40,000 annual tax breaks thanks to this governor, but seniors have been among those suffering through Gov. Christie’s net 20 percent property tax hike. It’s time to put the focus where it belongs – property tax relief for seniors and our middle-class.
“I thank the AARP for hosting today’s event and look forward to working cooperatively with them to bring about real property tax relief for New Jersey.”