New Jersey voters will decide this November whether veterans can still get their property tax deduction even if they live in continuing-care retirement communities.

Here's what's happening:

State law provides that veterans (and their surviving spouses) who served in active duty during war and other times of emergency receive a property-tax deduction of $250 on their primary home. But the deduction only applies to a home they own and not a unit in a place like a continuing-care retirement community, where the veteran might not technically own his unit but does pay property taxes on it through a monthly fee.

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A constitutional amendment to allow the deduction to be expanded to include people age 60 and older living in such communities is headed to the general election ballot.

Read the details here.