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Poll: New Jersey Voters Oppose Gas Tax Hike

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Poll: New Jersey Voters Oppose Gas Tax Hike

December 10, 2014 7:36 AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters want to see transit improvements like a new tunnel for trains to New York. They just don’t want to pay for it.

A new Quinnipiac University Poll out Wednesday finds 53 percent of registered voters surveyed support building a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.

But 58 percent oppose hiking the gasoline tax tofinance road and mass transit improvements.

Still, the idea is more popular than it was in August when 63 percent opposed it.

New Jersey’s transportation trust fund is on the verge of bankruptcy. Lawmakers have been meeting to find asolution.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie has said all options are on the table.

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/12/10/poll-new-jersey-voters-oppose-gas-tax-hike/

6 thoughts on “Poll: New Jersey Voters Oppose Gas Tax Hike

  1. We want it all and we do not want to pay for it sheer stupidity.

  2. Raising the gas tax only throws good money at bad spending. The Transportation Fund is a black hole of union greed and corruption. Why should hard working NJ families fund that graft Senator Sanzari, I mean Sarlo ? You’re nothing more than a union thug. It costs 4X the national average to pave a mile of state road in NJ – why’s that ? So Sanzari and their buddies get paid, that’s why. That means that for every 4 miles paved nationally, NJ can only pay to pave one mile for the same cost. Pure greed on the back of hard working NJ families. Give us a break !

  3. From the Michigan article: “many road projects require union wage rates that inflate costs. Get rid of those inflated salaries and more roads can be built with fewer dollars.” Ditto for NJ, big ditto.


  4. Anonymous:

    Raising the gas tax only throws good money at bad spending. The Transportation Fund is a black hole of union greed and corruption. Why should hard working NJ families fund that graft Senator Sanzari, I mean Sarlo ? You’re nothing more than a union thug. It costs 4X the national average to pave a mile of state road in NJ – why’s that ? So Sanzari and their buddies get paid, that’s why. That means that for every 4 miles paved nationally, NJ can only pay to pave one mile for the same cost. Pure greed on the back of hard working NJ families. Give us a break !

  5. Same bullshit trying to sell another tax to the already overburdened citizens of NJ.
    Has a politician EVER heard of cutting spending or reducing the number of state employees?

  6. Funny how some on this blog want to raise gasoline taxes. The Federal Highway Administration tracks all revenues collected by states for use on transportation. The two main sources are the gas tax and tolls. NJ gasoline taxes are low, but the state’s toll collections rank second in the nation behind only the much larger New York. The result is that NJ actually has, according to the Feds, the eighth highest annual revenues to devote to roads and bridges of any state. And yet the NJ Transportation Fund is bust? Why you ask? According to a 2013 study by the Reason Foundation, NJ spends 8.4 TIMES the national average for every mile of road it maintains or builds… it’s not because of the low gas tax, it’s because of inflated union wage rates to build & maintain roads at 8X the national average. No wonder Senator Sanzari, I mean Sarlo, wants to raise gas taxes. Vote him out, recall him, whatever, the guy is a pure thug.

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