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How Monmouth’s Legislators voted on the gas tax

Friday, October 7, 2016 12:51
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img_0858-800x531The New Jersey Legislature approved a $.23 per gallon sales tax increase today, accompanied by a phase out of the estate tax, a gradual fractional reduction in the sale tax and tax breaks for veterans and the working poor.  The Senate vote was 28-14.  The vote in the Assembly was 44-27.

Monmouth County’s Legislators voted as follows:


Sen Jennifer Beck, R-11, voted NO

Sen Sam Thompson, R-12 did not vote.  Thompson had a medical emergency and has been admitted to Raritan Bay Medical Center where he expects to stay at least over night.

Sen Joe Kyrillos, R-13, voted YES.

Sen Robert Singer, R-30, voted YES


11 District: Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling, both D, voted NO

12th District: Ronald Dancer and Rob Clifton, both R, voted NO

13th District: Amy Handlin, R, voted NO. Declan O’Scanlon, R, voted YES

30th District: Sean Kean and Dave Rible both voted YES.  Rible was a Primary Sponsor of the bill.

The bill awaits Governor Christie’s signature.


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