Thursday, August 30, 2018

New Jersey: Your Gas Tax Jumps Again On 10/1 . . .

Are you ready, New Jersey?
Are you REALLY ready for this? We warned you about it in 2016. We asked you to mobilize. We begged you to protest.
Because that's when your state legislators in Trenton voted to hike your gas tax by an astronomical 23 cents per gallon. 
But that wasn't the end of it. No, not by a long shot.
Because the swindlers in Trenton had more up their sleeves via a sneaky little provision in the bill.
So now, Governor Murphy & Co. have announced that New Jersey's gas will rise another 4.3 cents per gallon on Oct. 1.
How can THAT happen?
Well, Pilacious Phil's administration is authorized to make the hike because the law now stipulates that if the original gas tax brings in less than expected, the state can raise the rate to keep it on target.
The state says that this year motorists bought less gasoline in New Jersey (what a shocker!) and revenues are lagging. So, they'll raise the gas tax just like that -- with a snap of the gas pump.
We warned you, New Jersey!
This is just another boondoggle brought to you by the professional politicians in the Joizee Swamp otherwise known as Trenton -- as in You Make, Trenton Takes!
And below, highlighted in yellow, you'll find the names of the members of the state senate and state assembly who voted for this outrage. Blame them!

State Assembly:

Andrzejczak, Bob - No    Auth, Robert - No    Barclay, Arthur - Yes

Benson, Daniel R. - Yes    Bramnick, Jon M. - Yes    Brown, Chris A. - No

Bucco, Anthony M. - No    Burzichelli, John J. - Yes    Caputo, Ralph R. - Yes

Caride, Marlene - Yes    Carroll, Michael Patrick - No    Chaparro, Annette - Yes

Chiaravalloti, Nicholas - Yes    Ciattarelli, Jack M. - No    Clifton, Robert D. - No

Conaway, Herb, Jr. - Yes    Coughlin, Craig J. - Yes    Dancer, Ronald S. - No

Danielsen, Joe - Yes    DeAngelo, Wayne P. - Yes    DeCroce, BettyLou - Yes

DiMaio, John - No    Downey, Joann - No    Egan, Joseph V. - Yes

Eustace, Tim - Yes    Giblin, Thomas P. - Yes    Gove, DiAnne C. - No

Green, Jerry - No    Greenwald, Louis D. - Yes    Gusciora, Reed - Yes

Handlin, Amy H. - No    Holley, Jamel C. - Not Voting    Houghtaling, Eric - No

Howarth, Joe - Yes    Jasey, Mila M. - Yes J   imenez, Angelica M. - Yes

Johnson, Gordon M. - Yes    Jones, Patricia Egan - Yes    Karabinchak, Robert J. - Yes

Kean, Sean T. - Yes    Kennedy, James J. - Yes    Lagana, Joseph A. - Yes

Lampitt, Pamela R. - Not Voting    Land, R. Bruce - No    Mazzeo, Vincent - No

McGuckin, Gregory P. - No    McKeon, John F. - Yes    McKnight, Angela V. - Yes

Moriarty, Paul D. - Yes    Mosquera, Gabriela M. - Yes    Mukherji, Raj - Yes

Munoz, Nancy F. - Not Voting    Muoio, Elizabeth Maher - Yes    O'Scanlon, Declan J., Jr. - Yes

Oliver, Sheila Y. - No    Peterson, Erik - No    Phoebus, Gail - No

Pinkin, Nancy J. - Yes    Pintor Marin, Eliana - Yes    Prieto, Vincent - Yes

Quijano, Annette - Not Voting    Rible, David P. - Yes    Rodriguez-Gregg, Maria - Yes

Rumana, Scott T. - Not Voting    Rumpf, Brian E. - No    Russo, David C. - Not Voting

Schaer, Gary S. - Yes    Schepisi, Holly - No    Singleton, Troy - Yes

Space, Parker - No    Sumter, Shavonda E. - Yes    Taliaferro, Adam J. - Not Voting

Tucker, Cleopatra G. - Not Voting    Vainieri Huttle, Valerie - Yes    Watson, Blonnie R. - Yes

Webber, Jay - No    Wimberly, Benjie E. - Yes    Wisniewski, John S. - No

Wolfe, David W. - No    Zwicker, Andrew - No
State Senate:

Addiego, Dawn Marie - Yes    Allen, Diane B. - No    Bateman, Christopher - No   

Beach, James - Yes    Beck, Jennifer - No    Bucco, Anthony R. - No   Cardinale, Gerald - No

Codey, Richard J. - Yes    Connors, Christopher J. - No   Cruz-Perez, Nilsa - Yes 

Cunningham, Sandra B. - Yes    Diegnan, Patrick J., Jr. - Yes   Doherty, Michael J. - No 

Gill, Nia H. - No    Gordon, Robert M. - Yes   Greenstein, Linda R. - Yes    

Holzapfel, James W. - No    Kean, Thomas H., Jr. - No   Kyrillos, Joseph M., Jr. - Yes 

Lesniak, Raymond J. - No    Madden, Fred H., Jr. - Yes   O'Toole, Kevin J. - Yes   

Oroho, Steven V. - Yes    Pennacchio, Joseph - No   Pou, Nellie - Yes    Rice, Ronald L. - Yes 

Ruiz, M. Teresa - Not Voting   Sacco, Nicholas J. - Yes    Sarlo, Paul A. - Yes    

Scutari, Nicholas P. - Yes   Singer, Robert W. - Yes    Smith, Bob - Yes    Stack, Brian P. - Yes

Sweeney, Stephen M. - Yes    Thompson, Samuel D. - Not Voting    Turner, Shirley K. - No

Van Drew, Jeff - No    Vitale, Joseph F. - Yes    Weinberg, Loretta - Not Voting  

Whelan, Jim - Yes

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