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Symposium planned on property tax reform, April 11

"Property Tax Reform: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? How Will We Get There?" is the subject of Princeton University's annual Symposium on New Jersey Issues scheduled for Friday, April 11. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

The program will feature a panel of New Jersey state legislators, as well as presentations by nationally recognized authorities on state tax policy. Katherine Barrett, a special project editor and columnist at Governing magazine, will kick off the program by commenting on the subject of her recent research, "The Way We Tax: A 50 State Report."

Also presenting will be: Brendan "Tom" Byrne Jr., president of Byrne Asset Management and a longtime New Jersey political activist; Henry Coleman, director of the Center for Government Services and faculty member in the Edward Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University; and Robert Franks, former U.S. congressman from New Jersey and currently president of the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey.

The program is sponsored by: Princeton University's Office of Community and State Affairs ; Princeton University's Policy Research Institute for the Region ; Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; and the Regional Planning Partnership.

The program is free and open to the public. However, registration is requested by e-mailing Pam Hersh , director of community and state affairs, or faxing (609) 258-9000.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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