Property tax burden up 13 pct under Christie - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Property tax burden up 13 pct under Christie

Posted: Updated:
By GEOFF MULVIHILL

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - An analysis by The Associated Press has found the net household property tax burden rose 13% in Gov. Chris Christie's first three years in office.

That figure reflects both Christie's success in reining in local government spending and his inability to deliver on a 2009 campaign promise to restore a property tax relief program.

New Jersey continues to have the highest property tax bills in the nation.

During his 2009 campaign, Christie promised both to slow the growth of the taxes and to bring back a rebate program.

His focus has been on keeping spending and property tax rate increases in check. His Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono, says families are stuck with higher bills. She says she would raise taxes on high-income earners to pump up the rebate program.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
  • Port Authority to plan for new bus terminal

    Port Authority to plan for new bus terminal

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:02:29 GMT
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is discussing a new main bus terminal. The 64-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan has come under criticism from New Jersey lawmakers who say their constituents have to deal with long delays, substandard conditions and a lack of communication.
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is discussing a new main bus terminal. The 64-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan has come under criticism from New Jersey lawmakers who say their constituents have to deal with long delays, substandard conditions and a lack of communication.
  • Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

    Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:10:40 GMT
    Jurors have found a New Jersey man who stabbed his ex-wife 84 times and covered her face with a Halloween pig mask guilty of murder.
    A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices