From the Star Ledger:
Voters rejected property-tax increases in 12 municipalities today, while two towns approved special ballots to exceed the new 2 percent municipal property-tax cap.
Today was the first time in New Jersey that localities asked voters for permission to raise taxes, a provision of the Christie administration’s 2 percent cap on property tax collections. Previously, towns appealed to the state if they wanted to exceed a 4 percent cap.
The day marked the culmination of months of anticipation by municipal experts and governing bodies. Officials in the 14 towns holding property-tax votes held public meetings and circulated letters telling residents what was at stake — in most cases jobs and services.