A downpour on Grafton Street, Dublin last week
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy this week signed 19 bills into law, including the so-called “rain tax.”
The bill, permits counties, municipalities and certain authorities to establish stormwater utilities and impose related fees and other charges to property tax.
Supporters of the bill, S-1073, call it “flood defense,” and say it will serve as a long-needed tool to manage flooding and dirty runoff from rainwater….
…Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips has said the “rain-tax” bill permits local communities to tax “based on the weather,” and allows New Jersey to carry the financial burden when it rains…