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Alan Steinberg and NJEA to debate new 2 percent property tax cap on Ch. 9’s ‘New Jersey Now’

Alan Steinberg and NJEA to debate new 2 percent property tax cap on Ch. 9’s ‘New Jersey Now’

Governor's ‘took kit' proposal will also be a topic of discussion on the show hosted by Brenda Blackmon

NewJerseyNewsroom.com columnist Alan Steinberg will appear as a guest on the television show, "New Jersey Now" this Sunday, July 18 at 12:00 noon on WWOR-TV Ch. 9 in support of the 2 percent real estate tax cap enacted by Chris Christie and the Legislature and the "tool kit" of property tax control measures the Governor has proposed.

Appearing with Steinberg in opposition to Gov. Christie's proposals is Vincent Giordano, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Education Association, which is a union representing over 170,000 of the state's teachers.

The show is hosted by Brenda Blackmon.

 

Keeping focus on safety saves young lives

Keeping focus on safety saves young lives
BY ED FERNANDEZ
COMMENTARY

Tragic but true: The leading cause of death among American teenagers is automobile accidents — careless, senseless, preventable automobile accidents.[ 1 ] For teens, there is no...

What’s the deal with the N.J. homebuyer tax credit?

What’s the deal with the N.J. homebuyer tax credit?
BY PATRICK MURRAY
COMMENTARY

So what's the deal with the New Jersey homebuyer tax credit ? This program would give homebuyers in the state a tax credit worth up to $15,000 spread over three years. The bi...

Newark police misconduct demonstrates a disturbing pattern and jeopardizes community safety

Newark police misconduct demonstrates a disturbing pattern and jeopardizes community safety
BY DEBORAH JACOBS
COMMENTARY

Three weeks ago, amid news of layoffs in Newark, the city and its taxpayers took yet another financial hit: a high dollar verdict for a former police officer mistreated by t...

N.J. property taxpayers are the winners with the two percent cap compromise

N.J. property taxpayers are the winners with the two percent cap compromise
BY STEPHEN SWEENEY
COMMENTARY

As the old saying goes, "It is better to bend than break."

In New Jersey politics, that thought hasn't been at the center of many policy debates. But when the issue is prope...

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez facing a tough road

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez facing a tough road
BY ALAN J. STEINBERG
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

This has not been a good political year for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey). A June 17, 2010 Quinnipiac Poll reported that New Jersey voter...

N.J. property tax cap is just the first step

N.J. property tax cap is just the first step
BY MICHAEL BUSLER
COMMENTARY

Personally, I love living in New Jersey, especially at the southern New Jersey shore. In the summer I can enjoy the nicest beaches in the world and in the winter the small ...

How will N.J. properly fund education in the future?

How will N.J. properly fund education in the future?
BY CELESTE RILEY
COMMENTARY

On Monday, I cast a vote in favor of the 2 percent property tax cap, but I concede it was among the most difficult votes I've ever taken.

Voting for the new cap was the right ...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ — Then and Now

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ — Then and Now
BY MICHAEL W. KEMPNER
COMMENTARY

Without question, Tom Robinson would be better off today.

He would be able to vote. He would have access to all public accommodations. He could win a seat in Congress, ...

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