(TRENTON) — Assembly Budget Committee member Benjie E. Wimberly (D-Bergen/Passaic) issued a multimedia package Wednesday discussing the need to provide property tax relief to New Jersey residents as opposed to the income tax scheme floated by Gov. Chris Christie that would mostly benefit the very wealthy.
The plan proposed by Assembly Democrats would help 95 percent of New Jersey homeowners: providing a maximum property tax relief credit of $2,000, with the average family slated to receive $1,552; and senior or disabled homeowners receiving a maximum property tax relief credit of $2,500, with the average senior homeowner slated to receive $1,939. Tenants also would see their relief increase.
This plan would provide relief against property taxes that have soared a net 20 percent under Gov. Christie.
The multimedia package consists of a video of Assemblyman Wimberly discussing the need for property tax relief and audio and a transcript of same.
The audio file is available upon request.