A bill dealing with stormwater runoff maybe didn’t get the attention it deserved since it passed the Legislature on the same day as New Jersey’s $15 minimum wage. Recently, however, some news organizations have taken a second look at the bill, which is awaiting Gov. Phil Murphy’s signature.

The measure would allow local governments to create authorities to collect fees to reduce the pollution associated with stormwater runoff. NJBIA opposes the measure because it would add to the cost of doing business and New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection already has an extensive, and expensive, stormwater runoff program.

The bottom line: Whether you call it a tax on rain, stormwater or pavement, people in New Jersey will pay more if Murphy signs the bill.

10 responses to “News Organizations Take a Closer Look at Rain Tax Bill”

  1. Larry says:

    I am sure gov moron murphy will sign it.
    This was every town can have a new commission with six figure salaries for more relatives of connected politicians who already collect six figures and produce nothing!
    Murphy’s law Tax everyone every time!

    Let’s impeach this moron and get a special election

    • Larry says:

      As far as the salt going in the waterways they are referring to maybe if murphy didn’t put 2 inches of salt down every time they predict 1 inch of precipitation it wouldn’t be an issue.

    • Steven Testino says:

      I am with you Larry. Impeach Murphy!

    • John Smith says:

      Let him sign it, this will end the the democrat party in New Jersey.
      We will become a Republican State for at least the next 20 years.

  2. Harry says:

    Notice to State of New Jersey politicians – stop all increased taxation now. Enough is enough. It’s insanity!!!

  3. Tracey says:

    This guy is tax happy. He’s already going to hurt the shore towns with the transient tax, now minimum wage and now this. This is what happens with dems in office. Tax,tax, tax and use this to provide free services SMH.

  4. Steve says:

    Why is it politicians never look to curb spending, stop fraud, or enforce laws already on the books. No they just keep adding new regulations, new taxes, raise existing taxes and pay no attention to the purchasing power loss of the residents. Government seems to think that taxpayers have an endless supply of money.
    that sound you hear is the vacuum sucking people out of NJ!

  5. Richard says:

    It looks like the current state government is looking to drive all middle class family’s
    and company’s out of the state so they themselves can support all the poor people and repair the infrastructure with all the money they make being idiots. Who elects these people?

  6. Ed says:

    Murphy he is an Idiot!! I did not vote for him – hope he goes to Hell!!! Tax your own pockets you scumbag!

  7. joel says:

    What a bunch of great comments, not sure if I can add much more.