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By Robert A. DeSando | March 17th, 2008 - 1:56pm
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CORZINE TOLL ROAD PLAN DEAD? DeCROCE SAYS PUBLIC MUST REMAIN VIGILANT

MUNICIPALITIES & COUNTIES CONTINUE TO EXPRESS THEIR OPPOSITION


Eight months after Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce wrote to the governing body of every municipality and county in New Jersey encouraging them to oppose Governor Jon Corzine’s proposal to hike tolls and increase state debt, his office continues to receive resolutions in opposition to the scheme.

“So far, I have received resolutions from 57 municipalities and seven boards of freeholders opposing Corzine’s plan,” noted DeCroce, R-Morris and Passaic. “I am not surprised the resolutions haven’t stopped. Local officials know this plan is bad for the taxpayers, bad for our economy and bad for their own roads. As they say, it’s not over until it’s over – and this plan can still come back in one form or another. The public must remain vigilant.”

Among the governing bodies passing resolutions opposing the governor’s toll hike and debt proposal within the past month are the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders, Florham Park, Lincoln Park, Mendham Township, Sea Bright and Shrewsbury Borough.

“They understand how Corzine’s plan will chase more taxpayers out of New Jersey,” DeCroce said. “They know how unaffordable it will make the lives of people. They realize the toll this plan would take on their own transportation network by driving traffic, including heavy trucks, onto local roads.

“What’s more, they know the answer to the state’s fiscal problem is not more taxes and tolls but less waste and spending.”

The full list of municipalities on record in opposition to Corzine’s toll road scheme follows:

Barnegat Township

Bloomfield Township

Boonton Town

Brigantine City

Chatham Borough

Chatham Township

Clifton City

Closter Borough

Colts Neck Township

East Windsor Township

Edison Township

Egg Harbor Township

Englishtown Borough

Florham Park Borough

Folsom Borough

Freehold Township

Glen Gardner Borough

Green Brook

Hampton Township

Hanover Township

Hardyston Township

Highlands Borough

Hoboken City

Kenilworth Borough

Lavallette Borough

Lincoln Park Borough

Linwood City

Long Beach Township

Lower Township

Manalapan Township

Mendham Township

Millburn Township

Millville City

Millstone Township

Montvale Borough

Montville Township

Neptune City

Netcong Borough

North Brunswick Township

North Haledon Borough

Parsippany-Troy Hills

Pequannock Township

Rochelle Park Township

Rockaway Borough

Roselle Park Borough

Sea Bright Borough

Shrewsbury Borough

South Brunswick Township

Springfield Township

Stone Harbor Borough

Tinton Falls Borough

Totowa Borough

Union Beach

Watchung Borough

Wayne

Woodbridge Township

Woodcliff Lake Borough

The following counties have approved resolutions opposing asset monetization:

Atlantic County Freeholders

Bergen County Board of Freeholders

Ocean County Board of Freeholders

Monmouth County Board of Freeholders

Morris County Board of Freeholders

Somerset County Board of Freeholders

Warren County Board of Freeholders           

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