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DESPITE PUSH BY CHRISTIE AND OTHER OFFICIALS, NEW JERSEY NOT YET EMBRACING MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT CONSOLIDATION

Support for municipal consolidation has declined since 2010 As NJ Gov. Chris Christie renews his call for merging local governments as a means to get rising property taxes under control, Garden State residents express less support for the idea than they did in 2010, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 45 percent support consolidating … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 22, 2014, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS SUPPORT MUNICIPAL CONSOLIDATION, EXPECT INCREASED EFFICIENCY WITH SAME OR BETTER QUALITY SERVICES

A majority of New Jerseyans favor consolidating local governments, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Support for consolidation is driven by the 50 percent of residents who say there are too many local governments and the 70 percent who believe the quality of local services would stay the same or get better under consolidation.  

Posted at 10:46 am April 19, 2010, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

REGIONALIZATION: A LONG ROW TO HOE

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 … Read more …

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

REGIONALIZATION: LITTLE AWARENESS, LITTLE CONSENSUS

Despite the clear pressure of increasing property taxes which might drive citizens to consider consolidating municipal services, “regionalization”–where municipalities share services in order to reduce costs–remains an inside-Trenton issue. The vast majority of the New Jersey residents have heard little or nothing about the idea.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 30, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD REGIONALIZING LOCAL SERVICES

Overall, more New Jersey residents favor the regionalization of Local public services than oppose it, and half of the state’s residents think that regionalizing local services with a neighboring town would lower their property taxes. However, about 6-in-lO residents say that they have not read or heard anything about regionalization as a way for towns … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 10, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes