(PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) — When two New Jersey towns asked voters to approve a property-tax hike last month, Gov. Christie scorned them.
The state’s other 564 municipalities didn’t seek permission to exceed the 2 percent cap on tax increases. Didn’t Medford and Lawrence Townships know how to cut spending?
But Christie was mum a few days later when his administration quietly gave Chesterfield the go-ahead to raise municipal taxes a whopping 458 percent. The average tax bill in the tiny rural Burlington County community will jump nearly $1,000.
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