While Governor Corzine's approval rating remains positive, trouble looms on the horizon. Expectations for addressing property taxes have been raised and, to date, nothing has been done. Complicating matters is the public's cool reception to the idea of leasing the Turnpike, a pot of money that the Governor and the Legislature have been anticipating for property tax relief. Actions taken in the next six months could have a dramatic impact on this November's legislative elections.
Comment by Michael P. Torpey (J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law). Michael is a former Chief of Staff to Governor Christine Todd Whitman and served as New Jersey Director of Campaign Operations for Bush-Cheney '04. He is now a partner in 1868 Public Affairs, a Trenton based consulting firm, Michael Torpey, Esq., can be reached at 609-394-0888.