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New Jersey roads and bridges are crumbling — and it’ll cost billions to fix

A new report recommends spending billions to make infrastructure repairs in New Jersey.

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The New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
The New Jersey Statehouse (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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With gas tax on ballot, transportation lobbying surged in NJ

More than $68 million was spent on lobbying in Trenton last year, down a bit from 2015 but the third-highest level on record, according to new annual reports.

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Border gas stations ‘getting creamed’ but tax hike had little impact in rest of NJ

Drivers gotta drive, even if they don't like the hike in the gas tax.

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Slight drop in NJ sales tax takes effect January. Will you notice?

The first of the tax cuts adopted along with the nearly 23-cent increase in the gas tax takes effect on Sunday – but while everyone benefits, few may notice.

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Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses pension investments. He is joined by Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses pension investments. He is joined by Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ gas tax could be used to prop up public pension system

The Transportation Trust Fund will need to borrow billions. Some lawmakers think New Jersey's pensions should provide it, so they can benefit from the interest.

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Christie on gas-tax deal: ‘What second-term governors were invented for’

Gov. Chris Christie says the gas-tax deal required the political honesty of a second-term governor. Of a Trump job offer, he says, "Only time will tell."

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NJ says YES on 2: Voters appear to support gas-tax ballot question

As of late Tuesday evening, a majority of voters in the Garden State have shown approval for the measure by a margin of 54 percent to 46 percent.

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NJ election results: Did ballot questions pass?

New Jersey 101.5 will have election results for the ballot questions, presidential race and hot local races.

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Democrat Josh Gottheimer and U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, R-5th District
Democrat Josh Gottheimer and U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, R-5th District
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Besides the president, these are NJ’s must-watch races for election night

The expression “all politics are local” couldn’t be any truer in this year’s election in New Jersey.

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Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto speaks in favor of a ballot question dedicating gas tax revenues to transportation. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto speaks in favor of a ballot question dedicating gas tax revenues to transportation. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ lawmakers on gas-tax ballot question: Don’t trust us? Vote yes!

Proponents for dedicating all gas-tax revenues toward transportation are stepping up advocacy efforts, ahead of an Election Day decision by voters that could be a close one.

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