Bramnick warns Jet Fuel tax hurts one of the state’s largest employers

Bramnick warns Jet Fuel tax hurts one of the state’s largest employers

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick opposed a proposal to expand jet fuel taxes imposed on commercial airlines in New Jersey that will lead to higher airfare costs for consumers and businesses. The bill (A4392) would subject all aviation fuel purchased in New Jersey to a 4-cent tax.

“Telling United Airlines that we are going to require them to pay a fuel tax in my judgment is a very serious and dangerous message to an incredible worldwide company,” said Bramnick (R-Union).

United Airlines, which has an estimated 14,000 employees at Newark airport, operates more than 400 daily flights out of its Newark hub and serve 14.6 million passengers a year.