Beck Opposes Sweeney/Prieto Gas Tax Plan

beck-150x1501Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth), the leading opponent of a gas tax increase in the legislature, announced her opposition to the compromise legislation out forth by Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto.  Beck says the Sweeney/Prieto plan is just as bad for taxpayers as the Senate plan that failed last month.

“The tax plan announced by Democrats today would still raise the gas tax by 23 cents per gallon, just as the last failed plan would have,” said Beck. “The cosmetic changes that the Senate President and Assembly Speaker have agreed to are just window dressing on the core $1.2 billion tax increase on drivers that remains largely unchanged from the previous version of the legislation.”

Beck has spearheaded the effort to oppose a gas tax, leading rallies attended by hundreds and an online petition that has been signed nearly 11,000 times.

“We all want safe roads and bridges, but our constituents have made it clear that they can’t afford a billion dollar tax increase,” added Senator Beck. “With a little fiscal discipline, we can meet our transportation funding needs without asking more from commuters who already pay enough in taxes and tolls to get to work.”

Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gas Tax, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Beck Opposes Sweeney/Prieto Gas Tax Plan”

  1. Jimmy Jones said at 7:01 pm on July 23rd, 2016:

    This bill would do absolutely nothing for the middle class except cost us more money. The sham of reducing estate tax does not have any benefit for true middle class families. The raising of taxable retirement income means little except to try and persuade seniors, most who have no where near a $100,000 income. Just more of the same where the low income get more, and the middle class get NOTHING.

  2. Typical Jersey rationale: said at 9:02 am on July 24th, 2016:

    ya gotta die to get a break, here.. Those who intend to stick around for a while would do well to start packing now!