The report, which Mr. Christie continues to dispute, cited estimates that home values and tax revenues would have risen, and that the construction would have added $9 billion to the regional economy. But Mr. Christie wanted to use the tunnel money to avoid adding a few cents to the state’s gasoline tax, the nation’s second lowest. He was thinking about his career, not his constituents.

Well, OK, but if he gets the GOP nomination in 2016 it will all be worth it, right?

Gov. Chris Christie and the Tunnel Project - NYTimes.com

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