In the summer of 2006, former Gov. Jon Corzine convened a special legislative session to explore ways to lower New Jersey's highest-in-the-nation average property tax bill. Months of hearings followed, but in the end most, including many lawmakers involved viewed the session as a bust.
Gov. Chris Christie is the first New Jersey governor since Woodrow Wilson to be seriously considered as a potential presidential candidate, but Garden State chief executives almost always get a little presidential buzz at some point, according to two political experts.
With talk coming out of Trenton in recent weeks about some top Democrats who want to discuss hiking the gas and millionaires' taxes, one legislator actually wants to lower a tax we all pay -- but history shows the possibility of success is not high.
Senate President Steve Sweeney talked about a variety of issues related to the state budget, including the possibility of reviving a revenue boosting bill that Gov. Christie has already vetoed three times.