Efficient Government

New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation. This is due to a variety of factors, but a big one is our insistence on duplicating services and personnel (in particular management personnel) in each town instead of having regionalized services where it makes sense.

The efficient delivery of governmental services must be pursued. This can be done by keeping and moving services to the county level where it makes sense. We know that this model works, because in most southern states, where taxes are lower, some services are done at the county level. Where doing so generates a cost savings while still enabling the voters to have control over and insight into them, services should be moved to the county level.