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For immediate release: March 28, 2003
Contact: Eric Quiñones, (609) 258-5748, quinones@princeton.edu

Media advisory: Symposium planned on property tax reform, April 11

WHO: New Jersey state legislators and nationally recognized authorities on state tax policy

WHAT: Princeton University’s annual Symposium on New Jersey Issues: “Property Tax Reform: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? How Will We Get There?”

WHEN: Friday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus

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, at hersh@princeton.edu, or faxing (609) 258-9000.