New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) December 15 confirmed he is working with Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3) and Assembly President Vincent Prieto (D-32) on finding a solution for the state’s transportation trust fund shortfall.
During a radio interview on NJ 101.5, Christie stated: “I’ve made it very clear that everything is on the table for discussion, but that there has to be fairness to the people of New Jersey and how we do this. …I’m hopeful that we’re going to be able to come to some kind of accommodation where we’re doing the things that we need to do to be able to build our roads and our bridges and our mass transit, but, also, that we have a sense of fairness in the state about the way it’s being done.”
“I can make a commitment that it will be put towards the Transportation Trust Fund…The only way to ensure it is [through] a Constitutional dedication. That could go on the ballot in 2015 [or] 2016.”
To hear the full interview, visit: http://nj1015.com/christie-expects-decision-on-gas-tax-this-year/