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Assembly Appropriations Committee Chairman John Burzichelli. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe).

Burzichelli backs Coughlin’s senior tax cut plan

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By David Wildstein, May 25 2023 8:15 pm

Former Assembly Appropriations Committee Chairman John Burzichelli, who is seeking to return to the legislature as a candidate for State Senate in the 3rd district, today endorsed Speaker Craig Coughlin’s StayNJ senior property tax cut proposal as “the next logical step to help families plan to retire in the same neighborhoods where they raised their family.”

“Democrats in the legislature have a plan help families retire with dignity, not just for our seniors, but for families planning for their future,” said Burzichelli.

Burzichelli called the Coughlin Plan the “third leg of the stool for the democratic majority to make retirement practical,” after a 2018 law to ease the impact of the estate tax on New Jersey families, and a 2021 effort to remove the income cliff that prevent seniors who earned one dollar more than the $100,000 threshold from losing benefits.

The Gloucester County Democrat served in the Assembly for 20 years until his upset loss in 2021.  He will face either State Sen. Ed Durr (R-Logan) or his primary opponent, Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer (R-Woolwich), in the general election.

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