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Senator Kip Bateman Senator Kip Bateman (R-16)
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October 14, 2016
Bateman Launches Effort to Repeal the Gas Tax Increase

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Legislation Would Roll Back Recently Enacted 23 Cent/Gallon Gas Tax Hike

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.

Sen. Kip Bateman announced legislation and a new online petition to repeal the 23 cent/gallon gas tax increase that was recently enacted. (

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.”

Join the effort to repeal the 23 cent/gallon gas tax increase that just became law! Sign and share!

Posted by Kip Bateman on Friday, October 14, 2016

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 at

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