New Jersey looks to $50m bond issue to fund stormwater management

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New Jersey may finally be coming up with some financing to tackle one of its most expensive and intractable pollution problems — the stormwater runoff that fouls water across the state.

A series of bills to address the stormwater situation is up for discussion today in the Assembly Environment Committee, including a bill (A-2890), sponsored by Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex), that would ask voter approval for a $50 million bond issue to help local governments manage projects to reduce pollution.

Stormwater management in the nation’s most densely populated state has long been recognized as a huge problem, but just how to deal with it has only recently emerged as a priority among policymakers …

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