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Gov. Christie in Manasquan at 3 p.m. Today

Inlet first stop on 'Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour'

Gov. Chris Christie, who for months has been touting his income tax relief proposal for all New Jerseyans, will make an appearance Monday in Manasquan to do just that. 

Christie is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. at the Pavilion at the Manasquan Inlet, 431 Beach Front, for the first stop in what's being called the governor's "Endless Summer Tax Relief Tour: A Conversation at the Jersey Shore." 

"(Christie) will call for Corzine Democrats to stop holding tax relief hostage and urge the legislature to continue the New Jersey Comeback and provide bipartisan leadership by delivering tax relief to our citizens, making our state more competitive and allowing us to put more New Jerseyans back to work," according to a release from the governor's office. 

Democrats in the Legislature, who recently sent Christie a budget that doesn't raise taxes, have promised to reconsider the governor's proposal if his revenue projections match collections. 

The Republican governor on Tuesday will leave for a fundraising tour of five states and the District of Columbia for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

TommyG July 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM
All the politicians is a bunch of deceitful greedy grabbers, who are out for themselves and their own. It is ridiculous fighting who was the best.... None of them are... Jersey equals corruption.
Robert Schwartz July 18, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Just got my property tax bill Howell NJ 2011-- $9700 this year 2012---$11900. Isnt the max tax incease supposed to be in the single digits. Why 20% plus? Someone enlighten me why Christie is stuck on Income tax relief,while property taxes spiral out of control.Keynote speaker please!!! I am not going to be a Republican much longer !!
Howard West July 18, 2012 at 11:57 PM
The budgets for the various groups - municipal, school, county, etc. can not exceed the 2% cap. However, as we are seeing in Howell, with the re-evaluation, for those whose home retained under 20% of its value, you saw a shift of the tax burden onto you. My house lost 80K in assessment value, but my taxes increased by $2000.00.... Its ridiculous that people who are already paying the highest property taxes in the town are being asked to pony up more... That is why we have to reductions from both the BOE and the township...
FS July 19, 2012 at 01:31 PM
The 2% cap is a scam...it excludes salary contracts,medical ins. and pension obligations.. Which by the way is where all the cost are..The towns have to get the money from somewhere. They do whatever it takes, that is legally possible. That is why so many feel Christie did not do a thing. A lot of hot air!!! If he really wanted to change things in Jersey, he would have tried to change the old tax structure that does not work. Make it fair, instead of just those who own real estate. It is the only way things will change. Spread it around to all jersey residents. Tax by income, so everyone pays. I forgot....He will not do that because then all his buddies would have to pay.
Jim July 24, 2012 at 07:59 AM
So, based on this and some other blog posts here on Howell Patch, I decided it was necessary to create a website with the purpose of making Howell tax payer waste visible and open it to the the public to submit where they see our tax dollars being wasted. The site just went up Sunday night and already had 4,000 hits, including about 40 from the US Govt....most of the others were from this area. I am new to web design so I need some feedback on what would make it more functional and useful. The idea is to capture this waste and then use to challenge the Town Council and School Board with where they need to cut waste and improve the efficiency of our tax dollars. So, please go to www.TaxPayerWaste.com and contribute your ideas on where our tax dollars are being wasted and how to improve effective and efficient use of our money. But, really looking for some feedback on how to improve and for anyone who wants to join in developing and promoting the blog and gathering as a group when approaching various councils/boards. We're going to see Howell Deputy Mayor Gotto this Wednesday for his office hours, and a phone call with Gov Christie's office as well.

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