TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Another busy week ahead for New Jersey lawmakers.
They’ll continue discussions on a proposal that would force some towns to merge as a way to help cut the state’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes.
A special legislative committee discussing property tax reform has informally supported the legislation. It would create a special commission to decide which municipalities should be merged and calls for the plan to get a single, up-or-down vote from legislators.
But some lawmakers want voters to get final say.
Meanwhile, another committee debating whether the state needs a new school funding formula will hold a public hearing in Collingswood tomorrow.
And another panel debating public worker benefits will meet Thursday to mull measures to reduce state and local pension and health benefit costs.
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