Tag: trust fund

WE TOLD YOU SO: Prieto admits his ‘sales tax’ trade-off with Christie is a fiction!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We told you so, Save Jerseyans. Asm. Jay Webber, NJ 101.5’s Bill Spadea and yours truly have all been consistent on this point: The biggest problem with the Christie-Prieto gas tax ‘compromise’ Read More

Christie on the defense as his gas and sales tax plan faces failure

TRENTON — Facing the possibility that a proposed gas-tax-increase-for-sales-tax-decrease proposal he brokered with the Assembly could go up in flames, Gov. Chris Christie made his case for the deal Wednesday. The governor called a surprise Statehouse news conference hours after Read More

Budget Bill Sails Through, but Christie Brokers New Plan to Revive TTF

Lawmakers had no problem sending a budget bill to Gov. Chris Christie yesterday, but finding consensus on a way to renew the state’s going-broke Transportation Trust Fund was a different story. Without any debate or disagreement, a $34.8 billion spending Read More

OPINION: “Pay me, dammit” attitude towards NJTTF isn’t a plan at all!

By Rich Pezzullo | The Save Jersey Blog As an active citizen engaged in our state’s political process, Save Jerseyans, I’ve been fighting the flagrant mismanagement and institutional corruption perpetrated by New Jersey Transportation officials since 1988. I consistently see waste, cronyism and inefficiency Read More

Opinion: Funding Tax Fairness with a Modest Increase to the State Sales Tax

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff It’s show time, Trenton. At some point during the coming fiscal year, which begins in July, the state will lose both the legal authority and the fiscal capacity to issue more Transportation Trust Fund Authority bonds to fund Read More

Christie, in New Hampshire, pledges NO gas tax hike for New Jersey

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog You may have missed this on Thursday ’cause I did, Save Jerseyans, but Governor Chris Christie made a little bit of news on the Granite State campaign trail. “I’ll tell you what Read More