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New proposal would allow NJ cities to tax parking

February 28, 2019 - 9:48 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) A new proposal would let New Jersey’s six biggest cities charge a 3.5 percent tax on parking in public and private facilities.

Those cities include Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison and Woodbridge.

Sponsors of the Democratic measure say the tax would help those municipalities raise money for improvements to benefit pedestrian safety at mass transit hubs.

Republicans say it’s just another Democratic tax hike.

The bill passed the state Assembly Monday 41-32.

The bill still needs to be pass the Democrat-controlled state Senate and be signed by Gov. Phil Murphy to become law.