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NJ residents could face a double gas tax hike

New Jerseyans could be faced with what amounts to a double tax if both the Garden State and the federal government decide to implement gas tax increases to help fund projects to repair roads and bridges.

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NJ industry group concerned about gas tax hike

Recent poll numbers show most New Jerseyans do not support increasing the state's gas tax to pump money into the nearly depleted Transportation Trust Fund, and neither does the New Jersey Gasoline Convenience Store and Automotive Association.    

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Gov. Chris Christie
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Voters split on Christie, against gas tax

New Jersey voters are evenly divided when asked about Gov. Chris Christie's overall job performance, despite giving him low ratings in several key areas. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday also revealed Garden State residents are opposed to a gas tax increase by a wide margin.

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NJ lawmakers scramble to find transportation cash

New Jersey lawmakers continue to scramble to find ways to fund the state's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).

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Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question on 'Ask the Governor,' Thursday night. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media)
Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question on 'Ask the Governor,' Thursday night. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media)
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Christie waves a caution flag on gas tax speculation

Gov. Chris Christie last night waved the caution flag over public speculation that he may be edging toward acceptance of a hike in the gasoline tax to rescue New Jersey's depleted Transportation Trust Fund. More revenue, yes, Christie said, but not necessarily from a tax increase.

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Will NJ’s new transportation boss push for gas tax?

Did Gov. Chris Christie pick Jamie Fox to lead the New Jersey Department of Transportation because he wants to push through a gas tax?

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Christie: A gas tax hike is ‘on the table for discussion’

As New Jersey lawmakers and special interest groups talk about the need to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), the idea of a gas tax increase has gained momentum. Gov. Chris Christie has repeatedly said he will not raise taxes, but would he consider a hike on the gas tax?

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Gas Prices
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POLL: Should NJ raise the gas tax?

While many NJ drivers are enjoying the few extra dollars in their pockets from the drop in gas prices, there are some NJ legislators that are trying to figure out how to get that change out of your pocket and into the state's.

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AAA Survey: Spend More on Transportation [AUDIO]

Even if some of the money comes out of their own pockets, most Americans believe the federal government should invest more than it currently does on roads, bridges and mass transit, according to a new AAA survey.

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Is a Gas Tax Hike in NJ’s Future? [AUDIO]

Ever since he's been the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie has refused to even consider the idea of raising the state gas tax to pay for transportation repair projects, but Tuesday night on Townsquare Media's Ask The Governor show, he seemed to suggest his position might be shifting.

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