Marc Pfeiffer, Rutgers University’s Bloustein School Local Government Research Center senior policy fellow and assistant director, said that he believed ticket surcharges were the most convenient way to finance these funds.
“The legislature has a lot of options available to it, if there is a noble purpose that they want to fulfill. They’re going to want to look for the least objectionable way to fund it,” he said. “You have a tax-like (surcharge) on tickets that doesn’t affect any real specific group of taxpayers, that’s not a general tax. It is a convenient way to go.”