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Christie: All gas-tax supporters won their primaries Tuesday

Gov. Chris Christie’s tour of road projects included a new wrinkle Thursday – noting no lawmakers who voted to hike New Jersey’s gas tax lost their primaries.

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NJ Transit light rail car
NJ Transit light rail car (NJ Transit)
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Check out how New Jersey will spend extra $400M on transportation

The added money will go toward resurfacing, dredging and drainage projects with short-term benefits -- and kick start potentially transformative changes.

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The New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
The New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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With gas tax on ballot, transportation lobbying surged in NJ

More than $68 million was spent on lobbying in Trenton last year, down a bit from 2015 but the third-highest level on record, according to new annual reports.

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Construction work at an intersection on Route 31 in Raritan Township on June 28, 2016. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media New Jersey)
Construction work at an intersection on Route 31 in Raritan Township on June 28, 2016. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media New Jersey)
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Roadwork shutdown cost about $41 million — but who should pay?

Despite state assurances it will work with localities to cover extra costs from last year's construction shutdown, lawmakers plow ahead with plans to mandate it.

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Department of Transportation chief of staff John Case addresses mayors at a League of Municipalities event. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Department of Transportation chief of staff John Case addresses mayors at a League of Municipalities event. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ mayors worry state panel will play politics with transportation funds

Mayors got assurances from the state that a new panel of political appointees that oversees transportation spending won't meddle in local-aid decisions.

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Traffic Cones Lined Up On The Side Of The Road
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Months-long construction on tiny NJ bridge is taking big toll on small businesses

"I had to lay off everybody and now I have very limited help," a coffee shop owner told New Jersey 101.5.

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Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses pension investments. He is joined by Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses pension investments. He is joined by Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ gas tax could be used to prop up public pension system

The Transportation Trust Fund will need to borrow billions. Some lawmakers think New Jersey's pensions should provide it, so they can benefit from the interest.

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Christie on gas-tax deal: ‘What second-term governors were invented for’

Gov. Chris Christie says the gas-tax deal required the political honesty of a second-term governor. Of a Trump job offer, he says, "Only time will tell."

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National Average Of Gas Prices Drops Slightly Over Last 2 Weeks
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Ballot Question 2 passes — clears way for NJ to borrow $12 billion

Despite skepticism over the gas tax, and a push from opponents including New Jersey 101.5's own Bill Spadea, voters agreed to dedicate money to transportation.

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Pothole avoidance
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NJ says YES on 2: Voters appear to support gas-tax ballot question

As of late Tuesday evening, a majority of voters in the Garden State have shown approval for the measure by a margin of 54 percent to 46 percent.

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