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NJ Ballot Question 2 – Gas tax lockbox ?>

NJ Ballot Question 2 – Gas tax lockbox

Why are we arguing over New Jersey ballot question 2?  Because we’re not all in possession of the same facts. On 1 November, the New Jersey gas tax increased.  That’s a done deal.  No matter what you are told, we are unlikely to see a rollback.  On 8 November, NJ voters will be asked to vote to change the NJ Constitution to dedicate motor fuel revenue to the Transportation Trust Fund.  That is a different question.  It will not affect…

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New Jersey State Sport: Kick the Can ?>

New Jersey State Sport: Kick the Can

New Jersey government – including both the Governor and the Assembly – has been good at only one thing in 2016: kicking the can down the road. Under Chris Christie, we’ve contributed more to the public pension fund than under any recent governor.  Nonetheless our pension debt is staggering. Paying out state funds for future goals is painful but necessary. We let our Transportation Trust Fund go dry.  We’ve stopped all maintenance on our transportation infrastructure.  That’s good for a…

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Gateway and California High Speed Rail ?>

Gateway and California High Speed Rail

New Jersey Transit and Amtrak riders dream of the day the century-old Portal Bridge in Kearny, NJ is replaced.  This old swing bridge opens a few times a week, mostly to make way for barges loaded with sewage sludge to move down the Hackensack River.  The old bridge breaks down and thousands of riders wait while the bridge is fixed.  It’s an example of the Northeast’s crumbling infrastructure and our need to invest. Portal Bridge is on a section of…

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