NJ Senate to vote on Gov. Christie’s gas tax hike proposal

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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – If you buy gas in New Jersey – consider filling up today, the price could go up Friday, just as you start your holiday travel.

 State lawmakers are hours away from approving a new bill that will have you paying almost 38 cents more per gallon.

 This means you could pay between $2.50 to $4.00 more to fill up.  Lawmakers say the increase is to fix the state's aging roads.

As of Thursday, New Jersey's gas tax is almost 15 cents per gallon, one of the lowest tax in the country.

But the Democratic-led assembly along with Republican Governor Christie are all for increasing the tax 23 cents to about 38 cents more on each gallon of gas.

Now it can become a reality tomorrow - if the Senate approves the bill today and so far - it looks like a go.

The bump on your gas bill comes as New Jersey also wants to drop the sales tax by one percent.

But that increase in gas could be a pain as Triple-A estimates this will be a record-breaking driving holiday weekend.