Tag: gas

Jilted by Murphy, N.J. GOP plans legislation to reverse gas tax increase

TRENTON, N.J. – A significant number of New Jersey legislative Republicans — including Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Union) — supported the October 2016 gas tax hike which, at least in part, was supposed to be offset by a small decrease Read More

Murphy’s #EarthDay drilling ban is the ultimate nothing burger

By Matt Rooney _ Honest disagreements are okay. Scams are something else altogether. You probably know that the Trump Administration has considered opening federal Atlantic waters to gas and oil exploration. It’s been all over the news. Proposed exploration territories are Read More

Murphy is restoring the 7% sales tax; are GOP gas tax hike backers ready to own their folly?

By Matt Rooney _ Remember when yours truly, and others, said the grand October 2016 gas tax compromise was unadulterated BS? And that any small tax “cuts” offered as a trade off would be erased over time? When Democrats inevitably Read More

This N.J. candidate isn’t giving up on the gas tax fight

The vote went down last October. Neither major party gubernatorial candidate is talking repeal. But Hamilton Councilwoman and LD14 State Senate candidate Ileana Schirmer isn’t done fighting New Jersey’s uber-controversial gas tax. Linda Greenstein, the Democrat incumbent and Schirmer’s opponent, Read More

ANALYSIS: Did Asw. DeCroce, allies spend 3-to-4 times more per vote than her closest competitor?

Governor Chris Christie took a victory lap of sorts after last Tuesday’s primaries, Save Jerseyans, touting the success of pro-gas tax hike GOP incumbents as some species of voter validation of last October’s controversial plan to shore-up the Transportation Trust Read More

Big Labor Throws Bigger Money Behind Gas Tax Candidates in LD24 & 26

Remember that famous parking garage scene from All the President’s Men (1976), Save Jerseyans? “Just… follow… the money…“ Here’s an entry from today’s POLITICO‘s New Jersey Playbook by Matt Friedman (which you need to start following if you’re not already): Read More