NorthJersey.com/Road Warrior: Readers want a road tax solution

//NorthJersey.com/Road Warrior: Readers want a road tax solution

NorthJersey.com/Road Warrior: Readers want a road tax solution

There is a lot of anger about taxes in New Jersey, and for good reason-NJ regularly has the highest property taxes in the nation*. That anger spills over to discussions about the gas tax, which is unfortunate. Consider the following:

  • 30% of gas taxes are paid by out-of-state residents
  • NJ’s gas tax has not been raised since 1989.
  • A low gas tax leads to delayed improvements to infrastructure
  • Delayed improvements to infrastructure means more traffic
  • Delayed improvements to infrastructure means more potholes
  • Delayed maintenance means¬†more expensive maintenance

So if you’re angry about taxes, think carefully about which ones you are angry about. Otherwise, we’re only hurting ourselves.
Read the full story here.
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*Those property taxes pay for one of the best school systems in the country, but let’s set that aside for the moment.

By |2016-01-21T15:16:44+00:00January 21st, 2016|Infrastructure|