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The big property tax promise

Altogether, the state’s tax break programs are a confusing jumble piled on top of each other, said Marc Pfeiffer, “it’s getting confusing,” he said.

Murphy’s property-tax rebate proposal adds renters

Last week Gov. Murphy announced a property-tax relief program that could benefit renters. Senior policy fellow Marc Pfeiffer explains that the funding is coming from income tax and directly benefits people paying those taxes (segment starts at 6:40) NJ Spotlight News,...

Another push for local governments to share work and cut costs

Marc Pfeiffer, a former deputy director of the state Division of Local Government Services who now serves as the assistant director of Rutgers University’s Bloustein Local Government Research Center, said local governments in New Jersey are facing a lot of pressure...

Average NJ property tax bill now $9,111 — How your town compares

Property taxes went up by $158 for the average New Jersey homeowner last year, according to figures compiled by New Jersey 101.5. The total jump in the tax levy was the most in 10 years. The average residential property tax bill in 2020 was $9,111, an increase of...

Could this study finally help NJ cut property taxes?

State lawmakers want to hire Rutgers University researchers to study efficiency and scaling in the delivery of local government services – but first have to narrow their ambitions, which are bigger than their wallet. With an election-year eye on reducing property...

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