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Media Briefing: Property Tax Cap Wouldn’t Improve New Jersey Policies

June 8, 2010

Suggestions that Massachusetts' experience under a property tax cap shows New Jersey could impose a similar cap without harming education and other public services are misleading. Senior advisor Iris Lav discusses why a property tax cap in New Jersey is likely to end up reducing essential educational programs and services -- as well as other public services - and would not make New Jersey's government more efficient. Rep. Jay R. Kaufman of the Massachusetts House of Representatives explains the harmful impact that Massachusetts' property tax cap has had on the state's communities.

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