VAN DREW EXPRESSES OUTRAGE WITH ADDITIONAL FEES PLACED ON NEW JERSEYANS DURING A RECESSION
October 27, 2022 — Congressman Van Drew expressed his outrage with the decision by Governor Murphy to approve the increase in tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway for the third year in a row.
“Yet again, New Jerseyans are facing the repercussions of state officials playing politics by refusing to find real solutions to lower the costs of goods and services,” said Congressman Van Drew. “Instead of proposing ways to help the people of New Jersey deal with 40-year-high inflation, Governor Murphy has decided that individuals should pay more. Congress has allocated hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure projects to states, including New Jersey, so there is absolutely no reason that tolls should be increasing during a recession. While other states are devising ways to help their people survive this economic crisis, Governor Murphy and the state of New Jersey are exacerbating this dire situation by making it more expensive to travel.
“People are hurting. New Jersey families cannot afford any more price increases when inflation is costing them an additional $726 per month, when grocery prices are costing an additional $114 per month, and when energy prices are costing an additional $129 per month going into the winter season. New Jerseyans need solutions, not more fees.”