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  • Drivers in New Jersey may be a little bit more strapped for cash starting Monday because the state is raising its gas prices[hhmc]

  • NJ's gas tax is going up 4.3 cents per gallon[hhmc]

  • The revenue from the hike, which is estimated at $2 billion a year, will fund the transportation fund, such as road and rail projects[hhmc]

Gas is going up in the Garden State, a place where many people go to get better prices at the pumps.

New Jersey will raise its gas tax 4.3 cents per gallon, starting Monday. The hike is on top of the 23 cent increase lawmakers implemented two years ago under the Christie administration.

NJ Drivers Feeling the Pinch at the PumpNJ Drivers Feeling the Pinch at the Pump

The revenue from the hike, which is estimated at $2 billion a year, is supposed to fund the states transportation fund, such as road, rail and other infrastructure projects.

Mondays increase puts New Jersey at 41.4 cents a gallon, which is still cheaper than New Yorks, which is 45.76 cents a gallon. However, the states gas tax is higher than 41 other states.

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