Dept consolidating new jersey
We will inevitably see that again if Murphy wins without supporting that 2 percent salary cap.
Then as property taxes skyrocket, the politicians will propose mergers as a solution.
(Above: Jon Corzine could afford a crib that most New Jerseyans could only dream of; he returned the favor to the small town of Loch Arbour by doubling their property taxes.) With an election coming up, we're hearing a lot about consolidating towns and school districts as a means of solving our property-tax problem.
"My issue is when you look at New Jersey government, you have 565 towns and 700 school boards," he said. Let's take a serious look." I already have - and it's not pretty.The latter describes one Monmouth County town that I covered in the waning days of the Corzine administration, Loch Arbour.The elected officials of this charming little town by the sea entered into a mutually beneficial pact with nearby Ocean Township when they set up a shared-services agreement.This ties directly to the big issue of the moment in Phil Murphy's race against Republican Kim Guadagno, a fellow Monmouth County resident.That's the question of whether the state Legislature will renew the 2 percent cap on arbitration awards for police and firefighters, which sunsets Dec. Without that cap, the 2 percent cap on property taxes will be eaten up by inflation.