VIDEO : Governor Christie Is Against New Gas Tax Proposal
NEW JERSEY - New Jersey's transportation fund and gas tax is still being evaluated. Governor Chris Christie is criticizing the state's lawmakers' newest proposal to boost the state gas tax by .23 cents a gallon to fund transportation projects. Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced a deal Friday that also would phase out the estate tax and make other tax cuts. Christie says the new plan contains "vague generalities" and said he wouldn't make a decision until he was given more specifics. The governor went on to accuse both men of "publicly pretending they've accomplished something" on the transportation stalemate before next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. On Thursday, Christie had proposed a funding plan that Sweeney on Friday called "not acceptable."