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A man pumps gas in Washington Township, N.J. (credit: CBS2)

Debate Revs Up Over Raising New Jersey Gas Tax

The state’s Transportation Trust Fund, which gets money from the gas tax, is running out of money needed to repair potholes, bridges and more.

03/16/2015

New Jersey Assemblyman  John Wisniewski speaks at Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce event on March 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Wisniewski: Raise Gas Tax To Pay For NJ Transportation Projects

Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski told Meadowlands-area business leaders Tuesday that the state must identify a dedicated source of funding for the Transportation Trust Fund.

03/03/2015

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Proposal To Raise New Jersey Gas Tax Draws Ire

A proposal to raise the gas tax in New Jersey is drawing opposition.

01/20/2015

The Prospect Street Bridge in Dover, New Jersey is shut down, and the state Transportation Trust Fund to replenish it has dried up. (Credit: CBS2)

Shuttered Bridges To Stay That Way With New Jersey Transportation Fund Depleted

Infrastructure problems on roads and bridges are causing great pain in New Jersey, and the source for funding to fix them is up in the air.

01/13/2015

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Experts Weigh How To Replenish New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund

The New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund has been running dry, and as of Monday, there was still no plan place to replenish it.

01/12/2015

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New Jersey Motorists Not Keen On Possible Gas Tax Increase

Among the proposals being discussed in Trenton, the state’s 14.5-cent gas tax could double, or even triple.

09/30/2014

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Could A Gas Tax Hike Be In New Jersey’s Future?

Pressure is building in New Jersey to hike the state tax on gasoline. Is there a crack in Gov. Christie’s firm wall of resistance?

09/25/2014

FILE -- U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)  (credit: Attila Kisbenedek/Getty Images)

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Calls For Gas Tax Hike For Infrastructure Upgrades

Connecticut and every other state in the nation is dealing with failing infrastructure – and no money to pay for repairs.

05/30/2014

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N.J. Lawmaker Seeks To Raise Gas Taxes To Pay For Roads, Bridges

State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a Democrat, says the state’s roads and bridges are in “terrible condition,” and the tax would bring in an extra $240 million a year, according to a report.

03/17/2014

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Gov. Christie, Motorists Say No To Proposed Gas Tax Hike

State Sen. Ray Lesniak argues the roads are crumbling, and the proposed 4-cent per gallon increase each year for the next six years could pay for the needed improvements.

03/15/2014

NJ TRANSIT train (file/credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report Shows Dip In Driving In NJ; Advocates Want More Mass Transit Investments

The report found New Jersey is one of 46 states that have a decrease in the number of miles driven since 2005.

08/29/2013

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A Mileage Tax Monitored By Big Brother For All N.J. Drivers? It Could Happen

It’s a controversial proposal: Paying for every mile you drive to cover road repairs. While some say it’s necessary, others are saying it’s time to put the brakes on the idea.

05/21/2013

Cars in traffic on the ramp to the Henry Hudson Parkway at the George Washington Bridge (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: New Yorkers Lost 50 Hours In Traffic In 2012

New York is among the most congested cities in America and one of its highways the worst road for traffic in the country, according to a new study.

04/25/2013

Gas Pump (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

State Senator Wants New York City To Institute Flat Gas Tax

New York State Sen. Tony Avella, of Queens, is promoting a proposal that would require the city to tax gasoline sales at a flat rate, rather than as a percentage of the price per gallon.

04/13/2012

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Connecticut Lawmaker Steps Up Pressure To Bring Down Gas Tax

St. Sen. Len Suzio is coralling the help of Connecticut’s citizens to cap a tax on gasoline in the Nutmeg State.

08/16/2011

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