Note that Gov. Christie promises that the bond will not linked to any Rowan merger proposal. However, the Rowan merger proposal is premised on the notion that a bond and other future state funding will distribute funds proportionately via state geography, instead of using existing seats or any other formula. That idea is planned as a way for radical expansion in Rowan, but the idea of sending money from North and Central Jersey down the Turnpike won't be very popular in the rest of the state. Hey, Norcross played that card first, so it's on the table now.