Video: Verdict Still Out on State Gas Tax


TRENTON, N.J. – There's still no indication if New Jersey lawmakers will be voting on a plan to raise the state gas tax to pay for roadwork.
Lawmakers have considered encouraging the recycling of snack bags and cigarette butts, but the first voting session since the summer break does not include a plan to pay for road and bridge work.
Lawmakers returned to the Statehouse for voting sessions yesterday, but an agreement between the Democrat-led legislature and Republican Governor Chris Christie to pay for the state's expired Transportation Trust Fund remains out of reach.
Plans had called for raising the state gas tax by $.23 cents a gallon, but cutting taxes elsewhere.
The $1.6 billion transportation fund lost spending authority on July 1st, after Christie and lawmakers failed to reach a deal.