With Oregon now allowing limited self-service, New Jersey remains the only state in which pumping your own gas is a crime. And if Steve Sweeney has his way, that won't change -- even if it could help alleviate the transportation funding crisis.
Gov. Chris Christie and state Sen. President Stephen Sweeney both offered their takes on the overnight deal reached between Christie and the Assembly to raise New Jersey's gas tax, while rolling out a gradual reduction in the state sales tax.
Neither a proposed estate tax cut nor the near-bankruptcy of the Transportation Trust Fund has convinced New Jersey residents to get behind an increase in the state's gas tax, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Thursday.