If you're used to filling up the gas tank in New Jersey for cheap, head there soon to top off because lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie are set to enact a 23-cent gas tax hike.
The Democratic-led Legislature scheduled a Friday vote for the increase as part of an agreement between legislative leaders and the Republican governor.
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If passed, the agreement would raise the state's gas tax from 14.5 cents to 37.5 cents a gallon. That's still lower than neighboring New York and Pennsylvania, but higher than Alaska, which has the lowest gas tax in the country.
The deal establishes a $2 billion-a-year transportation trust fund over eight years and cuts the sales and estate taxes, while also offering veterans and low-income residents tax credits, among other measures.