The state Senate has approved the 23-cent gas tax hike brokered by legislative leaders and Gov. Chris Christie last week.

The deal also calls for the state to gradually cut estate, income and sales taxes.

The 24-14 vote sends the bill to the Assembly, which is expected to approve it this afternoon. It would then go to Gov. Chris Christie, who a week ago agreed with legislative leaders to the proposal. SEE THE FULL LIST OF VOTES BELOW.

UPDATE, 4:55 p.m.: The Assembly voted 44-27 to approve the Transportation Trust Fund legislation that will raise the state gas tax by 23 cents per gallon. Nine members of the Assembly did not vote on the unpopular proposal. The legislation, which was endorsed by Gov. Chris Christie last Friday, now goes to the Republican governor's desk.

Click here to see how every member of the Assembly voted.

The gas tax would probably increase Nov. 1, though that could be later if Christie waits more than a week to sign the bill.

 

New Jersey last increased the gas tax in 1988. The state will go from having the nation's second lowest gas tax, 14.5 cents, to its seventh highest, 37.5 cents.

The tax could inch higher, or move lower, depending on future gas sales. The plan guarantees the tax hike would yield for the state $1.2 billion in yearly revenue.

The tax hike would allow construction workers who have been off the job since July to get back to work. An estimated 4,000 people have been idled because the state couldn't pay for projects.

 

Under the plan, the estate tax would be eliminated in 2018. The sales tax would be reduced by three-eighths of a percent by 2018. Income taxes would be reduced for most retirees, the working poor and veterans.

“My office has fielded thousands of calls from constituents who oppose this gas tax increase, and my vote ‘NO’ today was for them," state Sen. Michael Doherty said in an announcement right after the vote.

 

The measure was fiercely opposed by several New Jersey 101.5 hosts, in particular Bill Spadea, who championed the #nogastax movement on social media and encouraged residents to call legislative offices. Many told New Jersey 101.5 they reached overwhelmed offices, bombarded by demands legislators vote no.

Here is how each member of the state Senate voted on the gas tax:

The breakdown is virtually the same as for an earlier bill to authorize funding the state's Transportation Trust Fund with the expected revenue — Sen. Loretta Weinberg did not vote on that measure. 

Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego, R-Burlington: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 176 Route 70, Suite 13, Medford, NJ 08055 (609) 654-1498

Sen. Diane B. Allen, R-Burlington: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 504 Route 130 North, Suite 100, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077 (856) 314-8835

Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman, R-Somerset: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 36 East Main St., Somerville, NJ 08876 (908) 526-3600

Sen. James Beach, D-Camden: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 1309 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 (856) 429-1572

Sen. Jennifer Beck, R-Monmouth: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 32 Monmouth St., 3rd Floor, Red Bank, NJ 07701 (732) 933-1591

Sen. Anthony R. Bucco, R-Morris: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 75 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 302, 3rd Floor, Denville, NJ 07834 (973) 627-9700

Sen. Gerald Cardinale, R-Bergen: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 350 Madison Ave., Cresskill, NJ 07626 (201) 567-2324
District Office: 1069 Ringwood Ave., Suite 312, Haskell, NJ 07420 (862) 248-0491

Sen. Richard J. Codey, D-Essex: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 66 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 (973) 535-5017

Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Republican: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 620 West Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731 (609) 693-6700

Sen. Nilsa Cruz-Perez, D-Camden: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 231 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102 (856) 541-1251
District Office: 515 White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ 08106 (856) 547-4800
District Office: Gloucester County Justice Complex Annex, 114 North Broad St., Woodbury, NJ 08096 (856) 853-2960

Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham, D-Hudson: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 1738 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305 (201) 451-5100

Sen. Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., D-Middlesex: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 908 Oak Tree Ave., Unit P, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 (908) 757-1677

Sen. Michael J. Doherty, R-Warren: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 127 Belvidere Ave., 2nd Floor, Washington, NJ 07882 (908) 835-0552
District Office: 245 Route 22, Suite 208, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (908) 722-2427

Sen. Nia H. Gill, Esq., D-Essex: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 39 South Fullerton Ave., 2nd Fl., Suite 7, Montclair, NJ 07042 (973) 509-0388

Sen. Robert M. Gordon, D-Bergen: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 14-25 Plaza Rd., P.O. Box 398, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 (201) 703-9779
District Office: 35 South Washington Ave., Bergenfield, NJ 07671 (201) 374-2205

Sen. Linda R. Greenstein, D-Mercer: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 1249 South River Rd., Suite 105, Cranbury, NJ 08512 (609) 395-9911

Sen. James W. Holzapfel, R-Ocean: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 852 Highway 70, Brick, NJ 08724 (732) 840-9028

Sen. Thomas H. Kean, Jr., R-Union: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 425 North Ave. East, Suite C, Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 232-3673
District Office: 57 Union Place, Suite 310, Summit, NJ 07901 (908) 918-0414
District Office: 251 North Ave. West, 2nd Floor, Westfield, NJ 07090 (908) 232-2073

Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr., R-Monmouth: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 10 Hwy. 35, 2nd Floor, Red Bank, NJ 07701 (732) 671-3206

Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, D-Union: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 985 Stuyvesant Ave., Union, NJ 07083 (908) 624-0880
District Office: 65 Jefferson Ave., Suite B, Elizabeth, NJ 07201 (908) 327-9119

Sen. Fred H. Madden, Jr., D-Gloucester: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 129 Johnson Road, Suite 1, Turnersville, NJ 08012 (856) 232-6700
District Office: 1379 Chews Landing Rd., Laurel Springs, NJ 08021 (856) 401-3073

Sen. Kevin J. O'Toole, R-Passaic: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 155 Route 46 West, Suite 108, Wayne, NJ 07470 (973) 237-1360

Sen. Steven V. Oroho, R-Sussex: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: One Wilson Drive, Suite 2B, Sparta, NJ 07871 (973) 300-0200
District Office: 1001 Route 517, P.O. BOX 184, Allamuchy, NJ 07820 (908) 441-6343

Sen. Joseph Pennacchio, R-Morris: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 170 Changebridge Rd., Unit A1, Montville, NJ 07045 (973) 227-4012

Sen. Nellie Pou, D-Passaic: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 100 Hamilton Plaza, Suite1405, Paterson, NJ 07505 (973) 247-1555

Sen. Ronald L. Rice, D-Essex: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 1044 South Orange Ave., Newark, NJ 07106 (973) 371-5665

Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, D-Essex: Did not vote
District Office: 166 Bloomfield Ave., Newark, NJ 07104 (973) 484-1000

Sen. Nicholas J. Sacco, D-Hudson: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 9060 Palisade Ave., North Bergen, NJ 07047 (201) 295-0200

Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, D-Bergen: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 496 Columbia Blvd., 1st Floor, Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075 (201) 804-8118

Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari, D-Union: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 1514 E. Saint Georges Ave., 2nd Floor, Linden, NJ 07036 (908) 587-0404

Sen. Robert W. Singer, R-Ocean: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 1771 Madison Ave., Suite 202, Lakewood, NJ 08701 (732) 987-5669

Sen. Bob Smith, D-Middlesex: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 216 Stelton Rd., Suite E-5, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (732) 752-0770

Sen. Brian P. Stack, D-Hudson: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 411 Palisades Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07307 (201) 721-5263
Other: (201) 376-1942 Cell

Sen. Stephen M. Sweeney, D-Gloucester: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 935 Kings Highway, Suite 400, West Deptford, NJ 08086 (856) 251-9801
District Office: 199 East Broadway, 1st Floor, Suite G, Salem, NJ 08079 (856) 339-0808

Sen. Samuel D. Thompson, R-Middlesex: Did not vote. A spokeswoman said Thompson could not vote because he was in the hospital. He would have voted against it, she said.
District Office: 2501 Highway 516, Suite 101, Old Bridge, NJ 08857 (732) 607-7580

Sen. Shirley K. Turner, D-Mercer: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: 1230 Parkway Ave., Suite 103, Ewing Twp., NJ 08628 (609) 323-7239

Sen. Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May: Voted against the gas tax hike
District Office: School House Office Park, 211 S. Main St., Suite 104, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 (609) 465-0700
District Office: 219 High Street, Suite B, Millville, NJ 08332 (856) 765-0891
District Office: 1117 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360 (856) 696-7109

Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, D-Middlesex: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 569 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ 07095 (732) 855-7441

Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 545 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666 (201) 928-0100

Sen. Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic: Voted for the gas tax hike
District Office: 507 Tilton Rd., Northfield, NJ 08225 (609) 383-1388

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