Editorial: Infrastructure bill is not a ‘rain tax’

ASBURY PARK PRESS – Gaining public support for infrastructure projects is often a fool’s errand.

Taxpayers, particularly in heavily taxed, heavily regulated New Jersey, are hesitant to spend another dime on repairs and upgrades they can’t readily see or imagine being essential for the state’s future.

This is often true for local school bond referendums, or in regard to municipal upgrades such as refurbishing of a city hall, or police station.

“I don’t even have a kid in the school,” or “What’s wrong with the old one?” are common refrains…

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