Corzine backpedals on property tax reduction plan

Gov. Jon Corzine is backtracking on his proposal to eliminate property tax reductions a week after announcing it. Corzine says he is still looking at ways he can allow the reductions, but hasn?t committed

News 12 Staff

Mar 18, 2009, 11:26 PM

Updated 5,552 days ago

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Corzine backpedals on property tax reduction plan
Gov. Jon Corzine is backtracking on his proposal to eliminate property tax reductions a week after announcing it.
Corzine says he is still looking at ways he can allow the reductions, but hasn?t committed to any alternatives yet.
The governor voiced his willingness to reconsider the proposal while visiting a home in Eatontown Wednesday. Homeowners like Larry Morgan think Corzine spoke only for show.
?It?s all for the cameras,? says Morgan, a middle class homeowner from Hamilton. ?This is an election year so he?s going to use any ploy he can.?
Morgan?s sentiments are shared by Republican state Sen. Tony Bucco, who called Corzine?s announcement a gimmick.
?Let?s see what happens next,? says Bucco. ?It was only a week ago that he had these ideas on tax deductions and all. We may see that change also.?


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