Democratic Assembly candidate Jill LaZare Challenges Aswm. Nancy Munoz to support municipal services consolidation bill
Monday, October 28, 2013 • 10:22pm
Democratic Assembly candidate and attorney Jill LaZare is challenging Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-21) to take a public position on Assembly bill A1171, which would dramatically expand efforts to lower property taxes by consolidating municipal government services. LaZare, an attorney who owns a family law and business litigation practice, supports the bill and the concept of reducing government redundancy and lowering New Jersey’s property tax burden. The Senate version of the legislation passed in November 2012, with District 21 Senator Tom Kean, Jr (R) voting “no.”
“Anyone who owns a home in New Jersey knows that property taxes are out of control and the only way to seriously confront the problem is reducing the size of government,” said LaZare, who bills herself as a fiscal conservative and social progressive. “Voters deserve to know where Nancy Munoz stands. Is she willing to stand up for taxpayers and work to reduce property taxes or not?”
The bipartisan legislation would reduce state aid for towns where impartial studies show that services consolidation would create savings if the towns do not pursue consolidation.
“This legislation could finally provide some relief for taxpayers in Summit, Cranford, Westfield and throughout the 21st District and the state, and somehow Senator Kean decided not to support it,” said LaZare. “I’m challenging Nancy Munoz right now – are you with Senator Kean or are you with the taxpayers of New Jersey?”
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