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NJ legislation would pay drivers for NYC 'congestion' toll

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Some New Jersey lawmakers want to charge out-of-state motorists to help blunt the impact of New York’s plan to charge an extra toll for entering midtown Manhattan. They're proposing legislation that would charge out-of-state motorists a sales tax, likely through E-ZPass, when they cross into New York from New Jersey. The money would go into a fund to reimburse New Jersey motorists paying the extra toll in New York. Some New Jersey drivers could pay an additional $3,000 a year under New York's plan, referred to as congestion pricing. New York would be the first American city to implement it, and would use the revenue to shore up its aging subway system.

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