Gov. Christie calls back lawmakers over property taxes

(AP) - Gov. Chris Christie is calling a specialsession of the New Jersey Legislature.

The session, set for Thursday, seeks to force lawmakers toconsider his proposed constitutional amendment limiting propertytax increases to 2.5 percent per year.

Christie needs their approval to put the measure on the ballotin November's election.

The Democratic majority on Monday passed a bill to cap tax hikesat 2.9 percent.

The Republican governor objects to that approach because itincludes more exceptions and a law can be changed more easily thana constitutional amendment.

New Jersey has the nation's highest average property tax bill -nearly $7,300.

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