Merger advocate to visit Merchantville

The founder of an organization that advocates municipal consolidation will visit Merchantville on Wednesday night to support some residents’ effort to combine the borough with neighboring Cherry Hill.

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NJ Towns must merge

Letter to the editor originally ran April 8, 2010 in The Star-Ledger

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Eliminate redundancy or create a new tax?

Assemblyman Lou Greenwald’s recent proposal to allow local governments to levy their own sales and income taxes will actually increase the tax burden for the residents of New Jersey.

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Long Hill's former mayor is a lone voice for municipal consolidation

In the world of cutting municipal costs, shared services are the prevailing darlings of local politicians.

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Municipal consolidation must be New Jersey's historic moment

It is widely anticipated that Gov. Chris Christie’s first budget message, to be delivered on March 16, will show the harsh reality of New Jersey’s bleak financial outlook. No one is expected to be spared.

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Courage to Connect NJ on CNBC

Gina Genovese, the executive director of Courage to Connect NJ was interviewed on CNBC during a segment New Jersey’s problem of too many towns, too many school districts, too many fire departments, and not enough dollars to go around.

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Tax caps not working

In the Sunday 3/7/10  Star Ledger article “Blowing the lid off cap on taxes”, Sen. Sweeeny stated “…lower taxes can’t come with the amount of government we have.” 

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Courage to Connect Interview with Hall Institute

Gina Genovese in interviewed by Rich Lee on the Hall Institute of Public Policy – New Jersey about New Jersey multiplicity of municipalities.

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Town consolidation is the only option for New Jersey's future

By Gina Genovese The restructuring of the 566 municipalities in New Jersey has been discussed for more than 40 years. Residents were told the way to save property taxes was to merge two adjoining towns. 

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Shared services and furloughs only preserve the status quo

 On January 10, three articles appeared in The Star-Ledger about towns using fuloughs and shared services to survive the fiscal crisis facing New Jersey’s municipalities.

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