Governor Christie Works To Lower Property Taxes [VIDEO/AUDIO]
Garden State Democrats claim Governor Chris Christie did not present a plan to bring down New Jersey's highest in the nation property taxes during his budget address a few days ago, but Christie insists that's "nonsense."
"It's now up to state lawmakers to pass the legislation that will end the user fees that people are using to violate the (property tax) cap, I told them they need to end this sick leave craziness," said Christie during Townsquare Media's "Ask the Governor Show."
He also said we need a shared services bill that puts in penalties for towns that do not share services.
"These three bills I'm talking about are three that would be very important in helping to lower our property tax increases even more...The fact is there are things that still need to be done- only six of the twenty bills in the toolkit were ever passed" said the Governor.
Christie then explained that he's going to delay the issuance of homestead tax rebate checks - until August instead of May - because Hurricane Sandy basically shut the Garden State down in November and tax collections dropped significantly.
He said he wants to make sure the state does not have to borrow money to pay for the rebate checks, and if they're pushed back, everything will be fine.