LEGISLATIVE 2.9 CAP PASSES ASSEMBLY PANEL

Legislation to cap property tax increases at 2.9 percent annually was released Friday by an Assembly panel. The bill improves the 4 percent cap that was passed in 2007. The bill would also allow cap banking to permit counties and municipalities to carry forward unused portions of permitted increases for any budget year for three successive…

PLOUSIS TO HEAD STATE’S PAROLE BOARD

Lawmakers in Trenton have confirmed a Cape May County native as the head of the state’s parole board. Jim Plousis was confirmed by the full Senate on Thursday. He was serving as a U.S. Marshal and before that was sheriff in Cape May County. State Senator Jeff Van Drew was blocking the process for Plousis,…