The municipal officials dealing with efforts to control New Jersey’s record-high property taxes are meeting in Atlantic City this week to discuss pressing issues like inflation and the rising costs of benefits for public workers.

The annual conference organized by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities comes as the average New Jersey property-tax bill has risen to nearly $9,300, despite recent efforts at the state level to control growth. This includes encouraging shared services and increasing state funding for K-12 public schools.

This year’s convention — the organization’s 107th — also comes amid warnings from municipal government officials that without emergency state aid the increasing costs related to public-worker pension and health benefits could result in additional property–tax increases, as early as next year. Read more from NJ Spotlight News.