October 27, 2023 | nbcnewyork.com
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Gov. Phil Murphy has vetoed the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s 2024 budget, a decision that delays a planned 3% toll increase.
The Democratic governor announced his decision in a social media post made Thursday, stating he was not satisfied with the justification for the toll increase included in the agency's $2.6 billion budget. Murphy said he wants more information on why the hike is needed.
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