Earlier this month, a complex, but much needed transportation and infrastructure funding plan was approved and signed into law. We applaud the leadership of Governor Christie, Senate President Sweeney, Speaker Prieto, Leaders Bramnick and Greenwald, as well as bill sponsors Senator Sarlo and Senator Oroho for delivering the infrastructure funding and comprehensive tax relief that is much needed to keep our state competitive.
We thank those members of the legislature who voted in favor of these measurers, who in doing so, exhibited courage and a concern for the future of our state.
Opportunity NJ (ONJ) was built on the premise of the need for discussion and collaboration between community, trade, business and public policy interests toward alternative solutions to challenging regulatory and legislative initiatives – coming together to make New Jersey affordable. We thank those for taking up the mantle ONJ was formed upon.
Now, on the ballot this November, voters have the opportunity to ensure that the gas tax revenue only will be used for capital infrastructure improvement, by securing that promise in a constitutional amendment. The successful passage of this question is critical to a long term transportation funding solution and eliminates the potential for future mismanagement.
We encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote on this important initiative.