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.”
Our legislature has instituted caps to try to keep our property taxes from rising. But these caps are not working. The structure of 566 separate municipal governments across the state is no longer affordable. Two-thirds of the state budget is sent back to our towns. If we had fewer local governments, that money would go much further. Fortunately, we, the people can petition to join multiple towns under one government. Then we can vote to make New Jersey a place in which we can continue to afford to live.