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The Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse
The Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Lawmakers are quiet as problems persist in NJ

As New Jersey continues to struggle to create more jobs and spark the state economy, another multi-billion dollar budget deficit is looming on the horizon.

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Can you afford a gas tax hike? – Vote

When it comes to driving in New Jersey, Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Sayreville) says “You can pay a little now or pay a lot later."

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Gas tax hike top priority for NJ Assembly this fall

While the debate continues to swirl around Trenton on how best to fund the state's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), talk of using a gas tax hike as a revenue raiser is expected to gain momentum this fall once the Assembly returns from its summer vacation.

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Can there be a transportation funding solution while Christie campaigns?

Conventional wisdom in Trenton is that a gas tax increase to replenish the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund won't be discussed until after the November elections when all 80 seats in the General Assembly are on the ticket.

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Gas tax hike sparks new concern in Trenton

As New Jersey lawmakers continue to argue over how best to fund the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), a pool of money used to fix the state's roads and bridges, a new concern has been brought to the table.

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A NJ assemblyman says underfunding transportation funding is not a new problem. (Maciej Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
A NJ assemblyman says underfunding transportation funding is not a new problem. (Maciej Korzekwa, ThinkStock)
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Transportation underfunding is nothing new, assemblyman says

New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund will go bankrupt at the end of this fiscal year at midnight June 30, 2016 unless a new, sustainable, recurring revenue source is identified.

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(John Rodriguez, ThinkStock)
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When will lawmakers discuss transportation funding?

Top lawmakers within the New Jersey Assembly are confident the Legislature can find a solution to to replenish the nearly bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund, but Republicans and Democrats are divided as to when discussions will begin.

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Fund the TTF now, say NJ transportation experts

There has been more than enough talk about finding a revenue source for New Jersey's soon-to-be bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund, and two transportation and business experts testified Monday that they believe now is the time to get something done.

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NJ Transit trains
NJ Transit trains (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Transit delays to be probed by Senate committee

The Senate Legislative Oversight Committee is scheduled to hold a rare summer hearing Monday morning to discuss transportation issues that continue to snarl the state.

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New Jersey Legislature (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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Transportation, economy top New Jersey Senate’s summer agenda

The New Jersey Assembly is not expected to return to Trenton for committee hearings and voting sessions until the fall. The state Senate, however, is not getting a summer break.

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