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Gas Tax to Climb More Than 9 Cents a Gallon in New Jersey

A 2016 law that locked in a specific amount of gas tax revenue for project funding every year has required a boost in the tax rate in New Jersey as drivers leave their car at home during the pandemic.

September 1, 2020 - WPVI

Landmark Agreement Reached to Increase New Jersey Gas Tax by 23 Cents

A day after a fatal NJ Transit train crash at the Hoboken Terminal, Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic leaders of the legislature announced the agreement to raise the tax by 159 percent; the first increase to the *14.5-cent tax since 1990.

October 2, 2016 - The New York Times - N.Y. / Region

Gas Pump

Unable or Unwilling to Hike Gas Taxes, Illinois and New Jersey Go to Voters

However, neither state will ask voters to increase the gas tax. Instead, they ask voters to assure that gas tax and other transportation-derived revenues are spent on transportation. Neither state has raised the tax in over 25 years.

September 27, 2016 - Governing

New Jersey

New Jersey Transit Board Hasn't Met in Over 100 Days

There's a major transportation showdown underway in New Jersey, but that doesn't excuse the New Jersey Transit Board from holding public meetings.

September 27, 2016 - The Record

Betsy Ross Bridge

New Jersey Gas Tax Standoff Leaves Construction Workers in the Lurch

The plight of laid-off laborers who had been repaving a New Jersey bridge illustrates that people suffer as well as infrastructure and mobility when transportation funding bills fail to pass.

August 17, 2016 - The North Jersey Record

Road Projects Shut Down in New Jersey As Funds Run Out

A bill to replenish the state transportation trust fund by increasing the gas tax 23 cents per gallon stalled in the Senate because it would also cut $2 billion annually to the state's general fund.

July 5, 2016 - Planetizen

Low Gas Prices

New Jersey Assembly Approves Bipartisan Plan to Raise Gas Tax 23 Cents

New Jersey's 14.5-cent state gas tax, second lowest after Alaska's, may increase 23 cents thanks to a deal worked out between Assembly Democratic and Republican leaders and Gov. Chris Christie that reduces the sales tax. It now goes to the Senate.

June 30, 2016 -

New Jersey

New Jersey Governor: Reduce General Fund Spending to Pay for Roads

Rather than supporting an increase in gas taxes and vehicle registration fees like many states are doing to fund transportation spending, Gov. Chris Christie asks the legislature to find funds by making cuts within the general fund.

June 5, 2016 - Politico New Jersey

Gas Pump

New Jersey Democrats Propose Hiking Gas Tax in Tradeoff for Estate Tax Reduction

The estate tax reduction, plus increasing the retirement income tax exemption, would be traded for an unspecified hike in the gas tax to keep the Transportation Trust Fund solvent. But the $400 million in tax cuts won't satisfy Gov. Chris Christie.

April 22, 2016 -

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