"It’s time to fix New Jersey in a way that’s going to be meaningful and long-lasting," Sweeney said.
While municipalities many benefit by streamlining services, it won't lower property taxes.
The governor thanked Sweeney’s group and said he welcomes the conversation about how best to jump start the economy.
A meeting of the mayors. A taxing time for our municipal leaders. Changes announced in the Hurricane Sandy relief program. And students learning one of life’s most important lessons.
Legislative leaders met in Trenton to talk about salary and tax caps.
Municipal leaders, residents and supporters of consolidation talk about ways to have fewer towns.
Kathleen Donovan said consolidating municipalities' services could save millions of dollars.
Senate President Steve Sweeney has sponsored a bill that would reduce state aid to municipalities whose voters reject shared services that would save money.
Art Ondish, also the mayor of Mount Arlington, says sharing services saves money while letting residents have a small community identity.