Several hot issues remain for New Jersey’s lame duck session

New Jersey lawmakers could act on a number of high-profile issues during the lame-duck session. That includes the transportation trust fund.

Other issues that have gotten the spotlight, like the state’s high property taxes and the public pension system, look less likely to be addressed.

Leaders say it’s too early to predict outcomes or specify what will be done.

But it’s clear that Democrats who run the Legislature are planning an Assembly vote to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a gun and mental health bill.

Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg say the biggest issue is the fund to pay for road and bridge work.

Prieto says he is working on details that could include an increase in the gas tax.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.