Votes by N.J. lawmakers on 23-cent gas tax hike deal stalled until Friday

img_0858-800x531TRENTON — Planned votes on measures to raise the gasoline tax 23 cents a gallon to raise money for road improvements and cut $1.4 billion in taxes were put off two days after proponents ran into a procedural hurdle in the state Senate on Wednesday. Senators said Wednesday the upper chamber was short the 30 votes…

Posted: October 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gas Tax, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Votes by N.J. lawmakers on 23-cent gas tax hike deal stalled until Friday”

  1. mike lynch said at 10:00 pm on October 5th, 2016:

    Many of our reps think they are in safe seats. I have not voted dem in 25 years but will for anyone who vote against anyone who votes to pass this tax.
    Including Kyrolis or O”Scanlon, Beck(yes I know she is opposed) but this is nothing but Trenton BS.

  2. Steve Adams said at 11:54 am on October 6th, 2016:

    Before we collect billions of dollars in new taxes doesn’t it make sense to add simple changes to reduce the cost of projects the taxes are spent on?

    Virtually every taxpayer would support allowing fair market priced bids for public projects. If crazy union prevailing wage rules are removed as part of this tax increase, the cost of projects the state does would drop by at lease 25%. That would let more projects be completed, and put more people back to work.

  3. A pox said at 10:34 am on October 7th, 2016:

    on all their houses, for poor management and stewardship of OUR tax dollars, every year! Unless and until we get out of this “money- for- votes” mentality, and there is a much clearer understanding by all the egos who can’t wait to grab those titles, NJ will get even more unaffordable. The “makers” will leave the “takers,” with nobody to pay for all the giveaways these so- called “legislators” keep increasing. It’s disgusting- hold those who vote for this latest outrageous money- grab accountable next year, or they will never get the message that we have had enough!!