VIDEO: New Jersey Senators Approve New Gas Tax Proposal
NEW JERSEY - New Jersey residents may be one step closer to paying more at the pump after Senators approved the latest plan to raise the state gas tax. The new proposal will raise the gas tax by 23 cents a gallon to pay for road and bridge work. The proposal was passed Friday by the Senate Budget Committee and would also cut the estate tax. This latest plan to renew the transportation trust fund was unveiled last week by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. Roadwork has been on hold throughout the state after the fund ran out of money earlier this month. Sweeney and Prieto say they're on the same page, while Republican Governor Chris Christie says he would veto the new legislation. Lawmakers say they are aiming for a veto-proof majority.