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Archive for January, 2007

RCA’s: More Harm Than Good?

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Since 1988, more than 10,000 units of affordable housing obligations have been transferred from “sending” municipalities to “receiving” municipalities under the Regional Contribution Agreements (RCAs) allowed by Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) regulations.
RCAs allow the sending municipality to pay the receiving municipality to satisfy part of the sender’s affordable housing […]

Tax Relief without Reform?

Friday, January 12th, 2007

New Jersey’s local governments shoulder a larger share of public education costs than most other states. Currently, 53.3 percent of revenues for public schools are raised locally in New Jersey, compared to a national average of only 43.9 percent.
New Jersey is heavily reliant on property taxes to pay for local services, […]

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