"The goal is legitimate; there is a necessity here," said Anthony Sabito, a professor at St. John's University's Peter J. Tobin College of Business and a practicing attorney in oil and gas law. "You can't say it's pork barrel projects or a bridge to nowhere or some other nonsense. They're saying, 'We don't want to raise your taxes, but roads are crumbling.' So it's going to cost you more to go to the Paramus Mall but you'll pay less in sales tax when you go there. So it's almost a zero sum game."
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