REGIONALIZATION: A LONG ROW TO HOE

Posted at 12:01 am January 25, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

In November, Governor James McGreevey stood before a gathering of the state’s municipal leaders and — echoing proposals offered by his two elected predecessors — called for regionalization of local services as a way to reduce the tax burden on New Jersey citizens. And while property taxes continue to rise, the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll finds that the clarion call for consolidating services in the state’s 566 municipalities has barely made a dent in the public’s consciousness.

 

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