Christie and Guadagno Split Over Ballot Question 2

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno  photo via NJ.gov

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno photo via NJ.gov

Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is speaking her own mind and getting establishing independence from Governor Chris Christie.

Guadagno went onto Bill Spadea’s morning radio show at NJ 101.5 and agreed with Spadea that voters should reject ballot question 2, the provision that would dedicate the new gas tax revenues to transportation projects.  Spadea and Guadagno are arguing that the dedication of the revenue will allow Trenton to borrow billions  of dollars to fund the projects.

Before Guadagno completed her segment on the show, Christie’s spokesman Brian Murray issued the following statement:

“The Governor supports ballot question 2 because it will ensure that all gas tax revenues can only be spent on roads, bridges and mass transit. This protects taxpayers from future wasteful spending by Democrat legislators. The Governor finds it hard to believe that the Lieutenant Governor supports giving an unguarded pot of money to the Democrat-controlled legislature, rather than on needed infrastructure projects. It must be a misunderstanding.”

Posted: October 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Christie and Guadagno Split Over Ballot Question 2”

  1. Two bad moves said at 10:49 am on October 27th, 2016:

    so far, unfortunately: going off the reservation to not support Trump, now voting no on dedicating the outrageous new gas tax to trans projects. ( not that I believe they will even do that.) I don’t get it: she is usually smarter than this- but, perhaps this is how to set herself apart from the Christie disasters and his low ratings: I maintain that, because of his bad second term, the GOP is going down in flames next year, anyway- no matter what we do.. NJ is really so hapless/ helpless/hopeless..

  2. Steve Adams said at 1:17 pm on October 27th, 2016:

    Kim is no dummy. It just makes sense to listen to her to see what she is thinking. There very likely are some good thoughts driving her position.
    Its very possible she has ideas to control the crazy spending side of the TTF. That would be a welcome initiative to any taxpayer, Republican or Democrat. There is no reason the TTF projects should cost anywhere near what they do.

  3. Yes, there is- said at 8:01 pm on October 27th, 2016:

    it’s called Prevailing Wages, and it’s called a Union- dominated state: plus, too many laws that favor the larger contractors who usually win the big state job bids..I do not see it ever being different in NJ, no matter who gets in charge..

  4. @Steve Adams said at 7:36 am on October 28th, 2016:

    “Kim is no dummy. It just makes sense to listen to her to see what she is thinking.”

    I would have loved to listen to her (Guadagno) regarding the 23 cent gallon tax hike, if she only had something to say about it.

    She said nothing until it was passed! Too little to late. Sorry Kim, you had your chance and passed on it.

  5. Steve Adams said at 11:21 am on October 31st, 2016:

    It is very likely Kim did make her perspective known in ways she thought would be most effective. That’s not always through public grandstanding.
    Her advice about voting NO to question two so that out of control borrowing and spending can be limited makes practical sense.