Assembly to vote Monday on 2.0%

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TRENTON – The Assembly will meet Monday to vote on the 2.0% property tax cap that passed earlier today in the senate, according to sources who are now at the tail end of finalizing the details for the session.

There is still no word on whether Gov. Chris Christie had warmed to an 11th-hour pitch by Democrats to consider specific future legislation to improve the 2.0% proposal.

Christie said yesterday that generally he would consider legislation, but observers lingering on the governor’s non-binding verb choice interpreteted the remark as more or less dismissive of the lower house Dems.

Affirming the Monday vote, “We know that the residents of this state want to see tighter restraints put on their property taxes, but we also know our work is far from finished,” said Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver (D-East Orange). “This will be a strong step, but concerns about how schools will fit the costs of special education services so vital to many children are among the many areas that will need to addressed going forward.”