Gov. Jon S. Corzine left open the possibility of raising taxes during a citizens' budget forum Tuesday night, but he did not specify the type or size of any revenue raisers he is considering.
No increase in the gasoline tax or other revenue raisers, although officials hinted at a fare increase for NJ Transit when the plan was announced.
Anthony Coley, Corzine's spokesman, declined to comment on the prospect of a cigarette tax hike but said, "Our spending cuts will be more significant than any revenue-raisers."
Sen. Wayne Bryant (D-Camden), chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, said the governor's recommendations next week will be just recommendations. "It doesn't mean those are the revenue-raisers we will ultimately do," he said.