Ciattarelli’s ugly plan on property taxes: Raid funds aimed at poor cities | Moran

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Jack Ciattarelli’s plan to solve the property tax problem in New Jersey boils down to this: Divert money from the poor cities like Newark and Paterson, and send it to the suburbs instead. It can’t work, because it would never fly in the Legislature, controlled by Democrats, or in the state Supreme Court, which has knocked down every attempt to shortchange city schools for several decades running. Ciattarelli has no plan to get past all that, so in a way, this ugly centerpiece of his campaign is harmless. But it’s revealing. It would threaten hard-won progress in New Jersey’s urban schools, dee…

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