Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Greenwald: Governor Needs to Support 20 Percent Property Tax Relief Credit for Middle-Class New Jersey Families
(TRENTON) – Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) released the following statement Wednesday after Gov. Chris Christie failed to support the Assembly Democratic plan for a 20 percent property tax relief credit:
“It’s time for the governor to move past his zeal for tax cuts for the wealthy and instead support a 20 percent property tax relief credit for the middle-class. His position is out-of-touch with New Jersey’s middle-class families suffering under this property tax relief cuts.
“It’s much too soon for the governor to be giving up on this responsible property tax relief plan.
“The governor still has time to do what's right. If the governor refuses to yield, he’s going to have to explain to New Jersey families why he’s denying them up to $2,000 in property tax relief. He’s going to have to explain to New Jersey families why he’s not attacking the most painful tax in this state. He’s going to have to explain why he’s made it more difficult for seniors and families to keep their homes and stay in their communities.
“New Jerseyans need property tax relief. A plan that gives them a 20 percent property tax relief credit and up to $2,000 in much-needed help is the right way to go.”