*** THURSDAY REMINDER *** ASSEMBLY PANEL TO EXAMINE STATE MANDATES THAT DRIVE PROPERTY TAXES

(TRENTON) – The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee will meet Thursday to begin examining state mandates on local governments that are a driving force behind property tax increases.
“If done correctly, we can bring real savings to property taxpayers without spending a dime, simply by easing mandates that may no longer be serving their purpose or are simply too burdensome,” said Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex), who chairs the panel.
The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 in Committee Room 16 of the State House Annex in Trenton.
The panel will hear testimony from invited guests regarding state mandates imposed upon local entities.
The hearing will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.