VIDEO : Governor Chris Christie Objects to Democrats' New Transportation Plan
NEW JERSEY - Christie says a new democratic plan to raise the gas tax by 23- cents a gallon while cutting other taxes is "dead on arrival." On Monday, Republican Governor Chris Christie shot down a proposal unveiled this past Friday by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. The legislators' plan called for raising the fuel tax to 37.5 cents a gallon from 14.5 cents while providing for $2 billion dollars a year for the transportation trust fund. Although Christie and Prieto agreed to raise the gas tax by 23 cents and cutting the sales tax to 6% over nearly two years, the measure stalled in the Senate.