New Jersey voters agreed to a ballot question to let veterans living in retirement communities get a $250 property tax deduction.
The question was the only statewide referendum on Tuesday’s ballot.
Legislative estimates show the deduction would carry a cost to taxpayers of $350,000 to $550,000 annually. That’s just a small fraction of the state’s roughly $39 billion budget.
It’s unclear, though, exactly how many beneficiaries the expanded deduction would affect.
Also on the ballot are all 80 of the Democrat-led General Assembly seats, and one state Senate election, where voters are picking Democrat Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s successor.