Assembly Republicans came up with a wonderful plan to lower property taxes; have the state pay 30% of them. The Assembly minority leader Alex DeCroce (R-Morris Plains) thinks it will work, "and can be implemented without raising any state taxes or fees. "
Really. He said that.
Someone should show him the $4billion deficit, and ask him again. (Ask him what color is the sky in his world, too.)
In other news, Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Forrester released his plan to lower property taxes. You're not going to believe this- it's the same as the as the Assembly Republican plan. Republican candidate Bob Schroeder's campaign manager pointed out that it's a shame Forrester had to wait for the Assemblymen to come up with a property tax plan for him. My favorite line in the article is the dismissal by Democrat Bonnie Watson Coleman (Ewing), noting its "short shelf life designed only for the campaign." (She's the chair of the appropriations committee, on the budget and joint budget oversight committes. I think she knows a gimmick when she sees one.)