NEW JERSEY CITIZENS FOR PROPERTY TAX REFORM SPEAKS OUT ABOUT TRANSPARENCY, STANDS WITH TRENTON’S BAD BET
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2016
Organization Founder Admonishes Trenton For Failure To Be Forthcoming About Impact Of North Jersey Casinos On Property Taxes
Newark, NJ – George Kneisser, founder of New Jersey Citizens for Property Tax Reform, today added his voice to the fight against North Jersey casinos. Speaking to the issue of rising property taxes and an increased cost of infrastructure, Kneisser gives his support to Trenton’s Bad Bet.
“Time and again, we have seen Trenton politicians make promises they can’t keep, while sticking taxpayers with the bill,” said George Kneisser. “New Jersey property taxes are the highest in the nation, but little has been done to ease this burden on working families.”
Support from Kneisser’s organization brings to light additional issues a casino gaming expansion would create. While Trenton continues to cater to special interest groups, New Jersey families have seen little support. Nothing has been done to address the out-of-control property taxes residents of the state are paying – which rank the highest in the country. And while politicians continue to push the casino gaming expansion referendum, few details have been shared about how New Jersey will address the infrastructure costs that would be required to accommodate two new casinos.
“Trenton should focus on the important issues, not bringing more casinos with potentially higher property taxes into the state. New Jersey voters have been left in the dark about the full impact on property taxes and increased cost of infrastructure that would be required for these casinos,” said Kneisser.
The casino referendum is vague at best, and offers nowhere near the transparency residents expect and deserve. Without the basic information, New Jersey taxpayers are largely in the dark about what they are being asked to vote on. Expanding casinos would come at a significant cost to quality of life, traffic, infrastructure and property taxes. The only thing clear is that this referendum is the wrong focus for Trenton and a bad deal for residents.
For more information about the Trenton’s Bad Bet, or to follow the group’s social channels, make donations, and find other opportunities to get involved, visit the group’s website: www.TrentonsBadBet.org
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About Trenton’s Bad Bet
Trenton’s Bad Bet is a diverse collection of concerned New Jersey community leaders, unions, businesses and residents that will work to oppose the New Jersey Casino Referendum that seeks to expand gaming into North Jersey.