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DiCicco: Moriarty’s Fellow South Jersey Democrats Prefer Constitutional Property Tax Cap

June 19, 2010




Domenick DiCicco

Assemblyman Domenick DiCicco called on Assemblyman Paul Moriarty to follow the example of Democratic legislators in the 1st Legislative District who recently endorsed a constitutional cap on property taxes rather than a legislative one.

“Legislative caps have failed to control soaring property taxes because they can easily be circumvented by elected officials,”

DiCicco said.

“The people deserve a strong constitutional cap that takes power from politicians and gives it back to the ones who pay the worst property tax bills in the nation.”

Sen. Jeff Van Drew and Assemblymen Nelson Albano and Matt Milam, D-Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland, recently issued a statement saying that they prefer a powerful constitutional cap on property taxes such as one sponsored by DiCicco rather than a legislative cap such as one supported by Moriarty.

“The Democrats representing our neighboring district are correct: a constitutional cap is more powerful and would provide real relief for property taxpayers,”

DiCicco said.

“I encourage Assemblyman Moriarty to join the growing bipartisan support of a proven method that will force government to spend less, control property taxes and give people a say in how their money is spent.


“Assemblyman Moriarty’s proposal is a weak attempt to disguise the fact that he wants to keep the power to tax in the hands of politicians in order to continue to do what he has done the last four years – raise taxes,”

DiCicco added.

“A constitutional cap provides permanent relief, while his legislative proposal is so flimsy that it will expire in 2014.”


DiCicco, along with Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, sponsors ACR-130 and ACR-131, which would ask voters whether state government spending and local property taxes should be constitutionally limited to 2.5 percent.

The property tax cap could only be exceeded with voter approval – an empowering feature lacking from Moriarty’s proposal.

DiCicco, along with Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce and Republican Conference Leader Jon Bramnick, announced plans on Thursday to force the measures out of committee on Monday to make sure the Legislature does not miss constitutional deadlines to get them on November’s ballot.

One Comment leave one →
  1. R. Dunn permalink
    June 20, 2010 4:35 pm

    Moriarty shouldn’t even be serving as a legislator. A destructive person with no common sense. We are so sick of this machine and these fraudlent elections. Everybody knows most of his votes came from the Grave.

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