Posted on

Stuck on Stupid Trenton Lawmakers look to Raise NJ Gas Tax

9724323-large

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo

Stuck on Stupid Trenton Lawmakers look to Raise NJ Gas Tax

Potential N.J. gas tax increase comes up against Christie’s 2016 prospects

TRENTON — As the Republican governor of a blue state who has presidential aspirations, Chris Christie has spent much of the past five years carefully considering whether what plays in New Jersey will also play in more conservative states like South Carolina.

That balancing act is about to get a lot tougher as calls to raise the state’s gas tax grow louder.

New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund — which pays for major transportation projects — is almost broke. And Democrats who control the Legislature say that after years of fiscal maneuvers and borrowing for road projects, more revenue is needed.

The question becomes how Christie — who is widely expected to seek the nomination for the White House in a Republican Party that loathes raising taxes — signs such a measure into law without mortally damaging his presidential campaign before it even begins.

https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/potential_nj_gas_tax_increase_comes_up_against_christie_2016_prospects.html

7 thoughts on “Stuck on Stupid Trenton Lawmakers look to Raise NJ Gas Tax

  1. Considering the gas tax has not been raised in ten or twenty years it will cause no harm our roads and bridges have ti be fixed and maintained. Five cents more per gallon is not hurting anyone.

  2. this is a scam.


  3. Anonymous:

    Considering the gas tax has not been raised in ten or twenty years it will cause no harm our roads and bridges have ti be fixed and maintained. Five cents more per gallon is not hurting anyone.

    Sure it is. We get screwed in NJ on every other tax BUT the gas tax.
    If you want to raise the gas tax then lower the sales tax.
    If you really want to get the most bang for the buck, hire non-union labor to build the roads and get 4 times the mileage for the money.

  4. #4 Senator Sanzari would not allow that.

  5. These morons couldn’t figure out a way to boil water without screwing it up.
    Despite technological advances, Corzine greatly increased the ranks of the state employees, with lifetime employment benefits.
    Using the internet, business owners must file their quarterly, monthly, and annual reports online, without the need for employees to enter the info that used to be sent in via paper.
    Motor vehicle allows you to renew licenses, registrations etc online.
    Where are the savings? How come there are not fewer state employees? All of this technology was supposed to save money? (which could be used to build roads!)


  6. Anonymous:

    Considering the gas tax has not been raised in ten or twenty years it will cause no harm our roads and bridges have ti be fixed and maintained. Five cents more per gallon is not hurting anyone.

    Glad to see you have Paul Sarlo in your pocket #1. In addition to raising the gasoline tax so that we can continue overpaying for road projects thanks to inflated union contract prices in NJ, he also wants to cut income taxes on public pensions. So let me guess, that benefits you and your union buddies? This is abject greed. And Sanzari, of the contracting family, is in charge here ?

  7. wrong 1….new jerseyians have had it with taxes….this is a fraud and a ripoff…..not going to let it happen…..time for the citizens of this state to take matters into hand….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.