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Kean Votes Against Gas Tax Increase

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement after voting ‘NO’ on legislation to increase New Jersey’s gas tax by 23 cents per gallon:

Sen. Tom Kean voted against raising the gas tax. (

“A tremendous number of my constituents have reached out to me to say they oppose increasing the gas tax. I’ve received thousands of phone calls, emails and comments on social media over the past few days.

“I’ve listened carefully to the grave concerns many overburdened taxpayers have expressed about the severe financial impact another tax increase would have on them, and that’s why I voted ‘NO’ today.”

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