Critics, supporters attend Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall event

Critics said the governor has failed to help lower-income residents secure affordable housing. (3/13/14)

MOUNT LAUREL - Critics and supporters were in attendance at Gov. Chris Christie’s latest town hall event in Burlington County.

Six hecklers were ejected from the event this afternoon in Mount Laurel.

Christie announced that the average property tax bill in New Jersey last year rose a modest 1.7 percent. The governor also talked about the state’s budget.

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New Jersey's property taxes are among the nation's highest and are a perpetual political issue. Christie has instituted a cap on how much the taxes can rise among other changes to slow growth.

Critics of Gov. Christie say his visit to the town at the center of a protracted fight over affordable housing is ironic since he has done nothing to help lower-income residents secure homes they can afford.
 
The Burlington County town supported Christie in both gubernatorial elections. But the Housing and Community Development Network says Christie has fought to gut the state housing agency.

The governor’s next town hall event is on March 18. The governor will talk about his administration’s plan for getting the second round of federal Sandy recovery funds into the hands of New Jersey families. 

Residents can RSVP by emailing: TownHall.SouthRiver@gov.state.nj.us Doors open at 9:30 am and seating is on a first come, first serve basis and open to the public.

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