Deal Set in New Jersey to Raise Gast Tax 23 Cents

Tom Wright, president of the Regional Plan Association, a think-tank that deals with infrastructure issues in the metropolitan region, called the tax deal reached Friday “huge.” “It never should have taken this long,” he said. Critical project were put on hold in a state that relies on its ports and transit systems for commerce, Mr. Wright said. “Cutting funds for its infrastructure projects was going to kill the state in the long term.” He said New Jersey would still have lower gas prices than neighbors, and much of the tax would be paid by out-of-state drives traveling through.

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