TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly panel is considering legislation to cut government red tape.
The Environment and Solid Waste Committee is considering five bills Monday that would give cities and towns greater ability to control their costs and therefore ease property taxes.READ MORE: Long Island Hoping For Best But Bracing For Worst As Nor'easter Approaches: 'Get Prepared Now'
The bills tackle state-imposed requirements that municipalities have to pay for. One example: A 2006 mandate for security systems for local courts.READ MORE: Remembering NYPD Officer Jason Rivera: Wake Held For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
The proposals come after Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signed an order establishing a permanent red tape review commission and Gov. Chris Christie signed a law limiting property tax growth to 2 percent a year.
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