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Call these 4 lawmakers NOW and stop the NEW 23-cent gas tax!

It's back, and as bad as ever! Now legislators are planning to cram through a 23-cent gas tax hike WITHOUT the sales tax break, and WITHOUT Gov. Christie's OK. Let's stop it right now!

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New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (left) and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (right) have agreed to a plan to raise NJ's gas tax without Gov. Christie's OK. (AP Images)
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Lawmakers: We’ll hike gas tax 23 cents … without Christie’s OK

It appears leading lawmakers are returning to Plan A for the Transportation Trust Fund: Pass a gas-tax increase despite the opposition of Gov. Chris Christie.

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Chris Christie Delivers Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address
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No gas tax, no solution for fixing NJ’s roads and bridges … maybe until October?

The impasse over New Jersey’s transportation funding has now gone on for more than three weeks, and Senate President Stephen Sweeney worries it could last more than three months.

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Hope Township Mayor Timothy McDonough said property taxes would increase if the state doesn't pay for road projects through the Transportation Trust Fund. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Hope Township Mayor Timothy McDonough said property taxes would increase if the state doesn't pay for road projects through the Transportation Trust Fund. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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No gas tax, NJ’s not paying for roadwork … so your property taxes could spike

One freeholder says taking on costs for roads would mean a 10 percent spike in the county property tax — and that's before accounting for municipal taxes.

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Chris Christie Holds Press Conference On Jobs And The Economy In Trenton
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Assembly OKs gas tax hike, lower sales tax — with Christie on board

A 23-cent per gallon hike of New Jersey's gas tax was approved early Tuesday morning by the Assembly, along with a reduction of the state's sales tax to 6 percent.

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Bipartisan plan would make NJ’s gas tax 7th highest in U.S.

After waiting months for a Transportation Trust Fund replenishment plan, it appears there are now two. One includes a 23-cent a gallon hike in gas taxes.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY - MARCH 30: A police cruiser patrols the beach as seen from the Trump Taj Mahal casino hotel on March 30, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Atlantic City is due to run out of funds to pay city employees on April 8. Many city workers, including members of the fire and police departments, have vowed to continue working without pay until funds are restored. The Jersey Shore gambling resort town has seen four casinos close in recent years, cutting its casino tax revenue in half. The financial crisis has pitted Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian against New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has refused to bail out Atlantic City with state funds. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A police cruiser patrols the beach as seen from the Trump Taj Mahal casino hotel on March 30, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Clock ticking for Atlantic City, as Christie signs financial rescue plan

Gov. Chris Christie signs the bills that help Atlantic City avoid bankruptcy but give the city five months to fix its finances. If it can't, the state takes over.

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Years Of Economic Decline Leave One Third Of Atlantic City's Resident In Poverty
The closed 1,399 room Revel casino stands on the northernmost end of Atlantic City's boardwalk on August 28, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Does Atlantic City deal merely delay inevitable takeover?

It will be challenging for city officials to identify the cuts needed within five months to balance their budget. Refinancing its debt would be a big help.

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Years Of Economic Decline Leave One Third Of Atlantic City's Resident In Poverty
A boat rides past open casinos on August 28, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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Finally: A deal to save Atlantic City from bankruptcy is set to pass

Mayor Don Guardian said “it’s going to be a tough road” for city and union officials to make the cuts needed to balance the budget.

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The facade of the Trump Taj Mahal casino hotel is seen on March 30, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
The facade of the Trump Taj Mahal casino hotel is seen on March 30, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Atlantic City casino union boss calls for Prieto’s resignation

The head of Atlantic City's main casino workers union says Vincent Prieto should resign as speaker of the New Jersey Assembly for being unable to deliver on an aid package for the struggling resort.

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