TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The disagreement continues over how to fund future open space purchases in New Jersey.
Sen. Bob Smith, who heads the Senate Environmental Committee, introduced a resolution Thursday that would provide funding for 30 years by dedicating a portion of sales tax revenue already collected.
The resolution would ask voters to change the constitution to direct a maximum of $200 million a year to acquire open space.
The proposal caps the amount to address the concerns of some lawmakers.
A resolution introduced last week in the Assembly would ask voters to approve $200 million in borrowing for open space.
Advocates of this approach say it would give lawmakers more time to identify a long-term funding source.
New Jersey is out of money for open space purchases.