Doherty previously expressed concern about the impact of Gov. Murphy’s plan to cut the Homestead Benefit program by 50 percent in his proposed FY 2019 state budget.
He said that it wasn’t clear until the Governor released the cost of the new CWA contract today the exact purpose for the property tax relief cut.
“The $150 million that Governor Murphy is cutting from Homestead Rebates is going straight to union paychecks,” said Doherty. “It’s crystal clear. I wouldn’t be surprised to see taxpayers with pitchforks outside the Governor’s Office when they find out.”