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Who’s on Two? ?>

Who’s on Two?

Details of the effects of New Jersey ballot question are here.  No mystery. I concluded to vote NO on Two.  Who shares my view?  Who supports Two?  And most telling, who is keeping silent? Proponents of NJ Question Two (the “lockbox”) You may have gotten an email, a flyer, or a robo-call asking for your support on Q2.  This public relation campaign, $1.6 million dollars’ worth, is being paid for by a group of interested business associations. Business organizations Dedication…

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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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NJ Gas Tax and Ballot Measure 2 ?>

NJ Gas Tax and Ballot Measure 2

The New Jersey Assembly voted to increase the motor fuel tax by 23 cents.  The governor has signed it.  It’s a done deal, effective 1 November. 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 what you pay at the pump. I don’t want to see the price of gas go up any more than…

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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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