Kudos to the 9th

Aug 14, 2019

To the Editor:

State Sen. Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove will be introducing legislation to make surviving spouses eligible for the annual veterans’ exemption under the New Jersey gross income tax. The 9th District delegation’s legislation will reflect the recent increase in the veterans’ income tax exemption from $3,000 to $6,000 that spouses would be eligible to receive.

All this came about when Anna Pappa, a Sunrise Bay resident, raised the surviving spouses question at the Senior Citizens Advisory Committee. I took the spousal eligibility question to Sen. Connors’ office and the following day I received this response: “As members of our delegation serve on the Senate and Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs committees, we fully understand that veterans’ families are deserving of benefits on account that they too sacrificed for our nation.”

Keep in mind this bill was just introduced and more information should be forthcoming. Kudos to the 9th.

Art Mooney

Little Egg Harbor


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