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Taxes and Regulations Killing New Jersey's Business Environment (Guest: NJ Assemblyman Hal Wirths)

February 20, 2019

Democrats in control of the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor's office are driving residents and businesses out of state with a slew of new regulations and taxes, including a tax on rain.

New Jersey state Assemblyman Harold (Hal) Wirths says the recently passed "rain tax," imposing an open ended tax on impervious surfaces, is indicative of the problems with the state's business environment. New taxes and regulations are driving businesses and residents from the state. Wirths says its easy to be big hearted and give money away for pet causes when the money one is spending is someone else's. New Jersey's energy are also rising with the Governor's decision to rejoin the regional greenhouse gas initiative.
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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org