New Jersey has one of the lowest gas taxes in the nation. Republicans and Democrats have said increased funding for the Transportation Trust Fund is critical to maintain the state’s transportation system but getting consensus on how to raise that funding has proven difficult. Public opinion polls have shown little support of raising the gas tax. Assemblyman John Wisniewski chairs the Assembly Transportation Committee and he addressed Monday’s meeting of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition to speak about the trust fund. After the meeting in Westfield, he spoke with Cranford Radio‘s Bernie Wagenblast.
While Cranford’s elected officials set policy and direction for the municipality, the township administrator is charged with carrying that out. Since November 2013 Terence Wall has served in that position. Cranford Radio spoke with Wall to learn a little more about the man and his role in the township government.
The annual township committee reorganization meeting was held January 1. A number of appointments were made and among the most significant were the unanimous selection of Andis Kalnins to serve a second consecutive term as mayor and Lisa Adubato to continue as deputy mayor. After the meeting ended, I spoke with Mayor Kalnins about the year just past and the year ahead.