PETITION: Senator Bateman Launches Effort to Repeal the Gas Tax Increase

gas-pump[PETITION BELOW] Senator Kip Bateman (R-Somerset, Middlesex, Mercer, Hunterdon) will introduce legislation to repeal the 23 cent per gallon gas tax increase that was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

Bateman, who opposed and voted against the gas tax increase, also announced the launch of a new online petition to give drivers and commuters impacted by the gas tax the opportunity to have their voices heard.

“While the Governor and the Democrat-led Legislature didn’t listen to the tens of thousands of New Jerseyans who spoke out against raising the gas tax, I listened and understand their concerns,” said Bateman. “The overtaxed people of New Jersey have demanded that we find another way to fund our transportation needs without taking more out of their pockets. This repeal effort is recognition that there are fiscally responsible alternatives to the gas tax.”

The legislation to repeal the gas tax increase will be introduced when the Senate next meets.

“I’ve heard from so many commuters who struggle financially every time the price of gas rises, and they’re pleading for help to save them from the gas tax increase,” added Bateman. “Lawmakers have a responsibility to not harm already struggling residents through our state’s tax policy, and that’s what this effort to repeal the gas tax increase is all about. I encourage everyone to sign and share the online petition to help get the repeal movement rolling.”

Bateman’s new petition to support the repeal of the gas tax increase can be signed here.


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  1. I think that we should repeal the law that makes it illegal to pump your own gas which would bring down the price of gas and thus make the blunt of this increase not as harsh

  2. Pumping you own gas has never reduced the price of gasoline it only raises the price for people who can’t pump their own fuel.
    I say raise the gas tax but not by 23 cents, maybe 10 cents. The problem I have with the law are all of the tax cuts given to the wealthiest people in our State. The tax breaks are such that Standard and Poor’s has lowered NJ rating so it will now cost the State and Towns more to borrow money. To me that is the biggest crime here.

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