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New Jersey To Raise Gas Tax

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A large group of mostly construction workers wear colorful shirts as they sit up in the Senate gallery the New Jersey Statehouse during session for raising the gas tax on Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Trenton, N.J. (Mel Evans/AP)
A large group of mostly construction workers wear colorful shirts as they sit up in the Senate gallery the New Jersey Statehouse during session for raising the gas tax on Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Trenton, N.J. (Mel Evans/AP)

New Jersey lawmakers were set to vote today on a deal to raise the state's gas tax by 23 cents a gallon, but the vote has been rescheduled for Friday. The state has the second-lowest gas tax in the country behind Alaska.

The deal was reached between Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who had resisted a tax hike, and Democratic lawmakers, and it establishes a transportation trust fund. The deal would also decrease the state's sales tax.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with CNN's Maggie Lake about the deal.

With reporting from The Associated Press.

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Maggie Lake, host of "CNNMoney with Maggie Lake." She tweets @MaggieLake.

This article was originally published on October 05, 2016.

This segment aired on October 5, 2016.

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