NJ Senate President Has New Gas Tax Hike Plan

TRENTON (AP) -

New Jersey’s Senate president has a new plan to raise the gas tax to fund road projects.

Democrat Steve Sweeney met with Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday to present his proposal. But no one is saying what tax cuts would accompany the 23-cent-a-gallon increase in the gas tax.

Earlier this month, Sweeney slammed the brakes on a deal brokered between Christie and Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto to gradually return the sales tax from seven to six percent in exchange for the tax hike.

New Jersey currently has the second lowest gas tax in the nation. The increase would raise it to the top five.