I applaud the Newton Town Council for standing up for beleaguered taxpayers in this State by asking for action to reduce school costs.

Trenton Democrats in the Assembly have been slow to do anything on property taxes, including bottling up this bill. Even in the Senate, when Senator Oroho and others work in a bi-partisan fashion to create a school funding reform task force and passing legislation to study school consolidation and regionalization and changing the geographic cost factor, the Democrats in the Assembly stop this progress.

I have 68 bills that would lower the property tax burden in this state and I am proud to say that Senator Oroho and I have gotten some through, but all of them should be given the chance to be debated and voted upon immediately. The time for action is now and the time for excuses is over.

Assemblyman Parker Space