Even with gas tax hike, NJ would still add $12B in new debt.
They were the first questions New Jersey voters had defeated since 1990, breaking a string of 33 consecutive “yes” votes. This year, a ballot question on North Jersey casinos appears to be heading for a large defeat.
“When you vote yes to Ballot Question No. 2 to constitutionally dedicate your hard earned dollars for transportation purposes, it is a guarantee that those elected officials will spend it the way they promised they will.
Could this be the NJ gas tax version of ‘Brexit’?
The gas tax increase has already been signed into law. It will go into effect on November 1. This ballot question won’t change that.
But if you think New Jersey’s transportation network could use the money that the gas tax brings in, vote yes.
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. TRENTON -- Now that New Jersey's new 23-cent gas tax increase is on the books
In a statement Wednesday, Guadagno stood by her position, saying voters should vote down the ballot question to spark a needed debate on reforming "our system of taxing and spending."
Voters are being misled into thinking a "No" vote on that ballot question would negate the recent gas-tax hike; instead it would make an even bigger hike inevitable.
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New Jersey voters had their say Tuesday on a ballot question constitutionally dedicating gas tax revenues to transportation projects.