New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s series of “town hall” meetings to promote his proposal to pay off state debt by increasing tolls continues Monday, Jan. 28, in Camden, NJ.
Corzine is proposing to increase tolls every four years from 2010 through 2022 on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway, and to start charging tolls on a toll-free state Route 440.
The governor’s plan also includes state spending freezes and new borrowing strategies to pay down $32 billion in debt.
Corzine called for 21 public meetings to discuss his plan and collect feedback. The public is invited to speak at meetings. To sign up, call the phone number listed with the meeting you wish to attend, or send e-mail to the addresses provided.
Meetings coming up soon include:
Camden – 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28
Voorhees Middle School - Performing Arts Center
1000 Holly Oak Drive
Voorhees, NJ 08043
RSVP: (609) 292-9763
Union – 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30
Union County College – Roy W. Smith Theater
1033 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016
RSVP: (609) 777-2212
Ocean – 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 2
Toms River North High School – Ritacco Center
1245 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ 08753
RSVP: (609) 777-2210
Monmouth – 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 4
Marlboro High School – Theatre
95 North Main St.
Marlboro, NJ 07746
RSVP: (609) 777-2607
Passaic – 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 6
Passaic County Technical Institute – Auditorium
45 Reinhardt Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
RSVP: (609) 777-2510
Atlantic – 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 7
Atlantic Cape Community College – Walter E. Edge Theater
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330-2699
RSVP: (609) 777-2208
Click here for updates to the meeting schedule.
– By David Tanner, staff writer