Just about one out of two New Jerseyans would like to move out of the state at some point to avoid high property taxes, according to a Monmouth University/Gannett poll released today. 44% say they want to “live out their lives here” while another 7% aren’t sure. That’s not good news for Gary Rose, the ex-Goldman Sachs millionaire-turned-bureaucrat who runs Governor Jon Corzine’s Office of Economic Growth.
The “Hold Me Accoutable” Governor has essentially made Rose the state’s economic growth czar, which means Corzine’s friend get tagged with some responsibility for making 49% of New Jerseyans feel as though they might prefer to live somewhere else.
Of course, that depends on which 49% of New Jerseyans want to leave.