NJ Senate May Delay Votes On Gas-Tax Hike, Pension Amendment

John Reitmeyer

Democratic leaders still scrambling to get enough support to override expected vetoes by Gov. Christie

Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen)
The New Jersey Senate is holding its first voting session in over a month this afternoon, but legislation seeking to renew the state Transportation Trust Fund with a gas-tax hike may not make the final agenda. The same goes for a resolution to put a pension-funding question on the ballot this fall.

Any delay would be considered a setback for Democratic legislative leaders, who back the pension amendment and are also hoping to secure enough votes to override Gov. Chris Christie and end a shutdown that’s brought projects to a halt during the summer construction season.