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Examining New Jersey’s Highest in Nation Highway Costs

Examining New Jersey’s Highest in Nation Highway Costs
BY BRAD SCHNURE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In response to concerns that New Jersey highways are the nation’s most expensive to build, operate and maintain, Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) has drafted legislation that will give policymakers the information they need to lower costs for drivers and taxpayers.

As Doherty expressed in a recent editorial, the new measure addresses the dual concerns of excessive state highway costs highlighted in a recent report by the Reason Foundation and calls by some legislators to raise the state’s gas tax to fund new transportation projects.

“Some may quibble over how much more New Jersey spends on our highways than other states, but nobody disputes that we do spend more than everyone else,” said Doherty. “With New Jersey drivers already shouldering such a heavy tax and toll burden, it’s imperative that we find out why the many millions we spend on our roads get us so little in return.”

According to the Reason Foundation’s 21st Annual Highway Report, New Jersey’s overall highway performance ranked 48th among the states despite our roads being the nation's most expensive. The next most expensive state, Massachusetts, was found to spend two-thirds less per mile than New Jersey despite similarities in population density, climate and highway system size.

 

Gov. Christie: If You Want To Feel Like A Millionaire, Come To New Jersey

Gov. Christie: If You Want To Feel Like A Millionaire, Come To New Jersey
SPECIAL TO NEW JERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

(Highlighting a segment of Governor Christie's 129th Town Hall Meeting in Fair Lawn, N.J.)

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE: New Jersey has a 9 percent top income tax rate, the third ...

The N.J Pension Sinkhole Gets Deeper

The N.J Pension Sinkhole Gets Deeper
BY JOE SINAGRA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

After Governor Christie’s dramatic, pension-centric budget speech, I thought it was time to take a step back and update my history of  “A Real New Jers...

N.J. Senate Will Act to Prevent Reduced Exxon Settlement

N.J. Senate Will Act to Prevent Reduced Exxon Settlement
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Raymond Lesniak said on Tuesday that the Senate will go to court to stop the Christie ...

4 Reasons NJ Commuters Getting Tax Increase From Christie

4 Reasons NJ Commuters Getting Tax Increase From Christie
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

What do you think of New Jersey traffic these days? Have you ever considered what it would be like driving your own vehicle in your daily commutes between New York and ...

Man Charged with Stealing his Father's Social Security Benefits for 29 Years after the Father Died

Man Charged with Stealing his Father's Social Security Benefits for 29 Years after the Father Died
BY PETER ASELTINE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Gloucester County man was indicted for allegedly stealing more than $243,000 by frau...

Outlook for 2016 Budget Looks Bleak for New Jersey’s Working Families

Outlook for 2016 Budget Looks Bleak for New Jersey’s Working Families
BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

As the governor prepares to deliver his 2016 budget address on Tuesday, the prospects for policies to help middle-class and low-income Ne...

Sharing Income Equality

Sharing Income Equality
BY JOE SINAGRA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

A major cause of “income equality” to the extent it exists today . . . New jobs that were created during the recent recession are paying far less t...

Is the Risk Really Being Managed in your 529 College Savings Plan?

Is the Risk Really Being Managed in your 529 College Savings Plan?
BY DAVID J. SEIBEL
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As our kids get within a few years of going off to college the desire to make more money in their 529 college savings plan should be replaced by the n...

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