(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Conference Leader Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) released the following statement Thursday after the Assembly Budget Committee heard testimony on the 18.6 percent net property tax increase seen under Gov. Chris Christie:
“Net property taxes in New Jersey increased 18.6 percent in Gov. Chris Christie’s first three years in office, compared to just 6 percent in the three years before he became governor.
“The DCA commissioner may describe Christie’s approach on property taxes to be a ‘resounding success,’ but the senior citizens and middle-class homeowners burdened by Gov. Christie’s property tax hike beg to differ.
“The average residential property tax bill is higher than it’s ever been. It’s not a resounding success. It’s a resounding failure.”