New Jersey Fiscal Convention

New Jersey has long recognized the need to reform its tax system and in particular to reduce its reliance on local property taxes. However, this recognition has not led to meaningful reform. In an effort to overcome the political barriers to reform, Governor James McGreevey in 2004 proposed a limited constitutional convention to deal with taxing and spending issues. To inform the discussion of reform, the Center for State Constitutional Studies published a series of background papers that highlight the key procedural and substantive issues confronting reformers:

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