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Christie: NJ property taxes rose modestly in 2013


Gov. Chris Christie says the average property tax bill rose by 1.7 percent in 2013, making it the third year in a row with an increase under 2.5 percent.

Christie released preliminary administration data on tax bills at a town hall meeting Thursday in Mount Laurel.

Controlling the rise of property taxes has been a major focus for the Republican governor. He signed into law a 2 percent increases on property tax growth that makes exemptions for certain expenses.

New Jersey has the nation’s highest average property tax bill at more than $8,000.