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.
He's a union boss and a politician who has greatly benefited from the millions of dollars of public union political spending. He's the leader of the New Jersey State Senate. He's accusing the same unions who made his rise to power in Trenton possible of extortion. Wait, what?
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.