Steinhardt: New Jersey Rain Tax Nothing More than Another Phil Murphy Money Grab


TRENTON-Not even a few days after New Jersey officially became a sanctuary state, liberal-progressive New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed his party’s “Rain Tax” into law.  The new law will allow local government the ability to establish stormwater management authorities, similar to municipal water utility authorities to then tax residents and businesses for their stormwater runoff.

The problem is, for many, this will be double taxation as local land use boards already charge business owners and residents for proper stormwater management measures during the construction phase of a home, a new business or shopping center.

“Governor Murphy just signed the Rain Tax into law,” said Steinhardt, Chairman of the New Jersey Republican Party.  “This measure opens up a new avenue for Murphy’s government to collect tax revenue from New Jersey businesses and homeowners.”

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Steinhardt, a vocal critic of Murphy’s California style progressive agenda said the rain tax will do nothing more than to continue taxing the highest taxed residents and business in America.

“A rainy day fund used to be what responsible government collected for emergencies. Not anymore. Not in New Jersey. Now, it’s just another Democratic property tax and Trenton money grab,”  he said. “Governor Murphy signed S1073 and opened the flood gates for New Jersey’s “Rain Tax”. Instead of feeding your families, Murphy’s newest property tax scheme runs from your pockets and straight into Trenton’s to feed Murphy’s liberal agenda. New Jersey needs its Republican legislators to create a bill to repeal this Rain Tax. Then, we need to flip seats during the Murphy midterms, ebb the never ending tide of Trenton taxes, and throw New Jersey taxpayers a life raft.

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