Christie's 2.5 pct cap

The governor’s 2.5 percent property tax cap is not going over very well with some of his old friends and supporters. Take, for instance, Mayors Frank Druetzler of Morris Plains, Bill Chegwidden of Wharton and James Barberio of Parsippany.
Christie served with Druetzler on the freeholder board and he recently administered the oath to Barberio and Chegwidden (That was for freeholder). None of those men have signed on as supporters of the cap.
Barberio said on Tuesday:
“I’ve got reservations. We lost state aid. I still may sign it, but in the long run, I have to see what’s best for Parsippany.”


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

One Response to Christie's 2.5 pct cap

  1. P says:

    My guess – Triple-dipping Chegwidden is afraid that future increases to the compensation he receives as a teacher, mayor and freeholder will be put in danger with such a hard cap. Since he also reneged on his promise to end his dual office-holding status, his approval/support isn’t something I’d put much stock in.

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