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Vince Brennan
07-01-2016, 11:23 PM
Trust the Large Governor (or is that "Governor At Large"?) to fall back on the "If We Don't Get Our Way Let's F**k The Citizens" defense.

There was a proposal in the legislature (In New Jersey, that's the oxymornic descriptive of the law-passing body [some think they're passing something else] responsible for the potential ruination of any improvements in the roadways of New Jersey) which would have funded the repair and improvement of the vehicular infrastructure via a rather large hike in the gasoline tax which, in comparison to the rates in it's neighboring states, is ridiculously low.

The tax increase for RESIDENTS and those constrained to purchase items in New Jersey would have been offset by a 1% reduction in the sales tax.

BUT: A significant percentage of the gasoline purchased in New Jersey is by out-of-state drivers. The revenue from that source's increase would have been pure gravy for the NJDOT and the other facilities that would have benefited from the funding.

Here's a partial cite:
Mr. Christie issued an executive order late Thursday declaring a state of emergency after negotiations to raise the state’s famously low gas tax stalled that day (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/nyregion/new-jersey-legislature-fails-to-reach-deal-on-gas-tax.html). Without new funding, the state’s transportation trust fund is nearly out of money to pay for road, bridge and transit projects.

The full article is HERE (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/nyregion/new-jersey-gas-tax-chris-christie-shutdown.html?_r=0).

And THIS was a potential candidate for POTUS?

mdh
07-02-2016, 01:34 AM
That's the way Oklahoma does it: lower fuel taxes don't hurt the poor folks so much, and lots of drivers, especially trucks, wait till they cross the state line to fuel.

Vince Brennan
07-02-2016, 07:51 AM
I love the ignore list.

Canoeyawl
07-02-2016, 11:11 AM
That's the way Oklahoma does it: lower fuel taxes don't hurt the poor folks so much, and lots of drivers, especially trucks, wait till they cross the state line to fuel.

In many states, you have to buy a "fuel permit" to carry over 200 gallons of fuel across the state lines. That permit along with the requisite fine can be a couple of hundred bucks...
Going around Oklahoma is always the best option.

Garret
07-02-2016, 04:27 PM
VT's former governor promised not to raise taxes - so when a proposal to fund highway work better with a 0.5 cent increase in the gas tax came along he vetoed it. A week later he raised the cost of car registration $15/year.

When I pointed out to him that over 60% of the gas tax is paid by out-of-staters & that registration is paid 100% by residents, his response was "But I promised not to raise taxes". Registration is a fee you see...