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Watson Coleman: Property Tax Credit Delay Hurts NJ’s Seniors, Low-Income Families

(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) on Thursday released the following statement criticizing the administration’s delay of property tax credits for seniors and disabled and low-income homeowners:

“No matter how you spin it, there is no excuse for delaying property tax credits to residents who need it the most. Gov. Christie is hurting seniors, disabled residents and working families. Many families budget ahead and factor these credits into their financial planning. While it may not seem like a big deal to some, for residents barely making it by, these credits can make a world of difference. The governor has again broken his promise to fully restore these credits. In fact, there is no individual property tax relief in the current budget despite a 20 percent net property tax hike. It is more of the same from this administration. The rich get richer and the poor barely get the leftovers.”