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  • Senators hear bid to repeal law requiring stormwater fees

    Senators hear bid to repeal law requiring stormwater fees
    Gov. Larry Hogan's campaign pledge to repeal Maryland's so-called rain tax got a Senate hearing Tuesday, where a Republican county executive, a parade of business owners, and even one Democratic senator called the mandatory pollution cleanup fees unfair, burdensome and unnecessary.
  • Brochin pushes 'rain tax' repeal, fracking ban

    Brochin pushes 'rain tax' repeal, fracking ban
    Much of the talk in Annapolis so far has been on the budget, but two hotly disputed environmental issues loom.  Bill have already been introduced to repeal of the so-called "rain tax" and to ban "fracking," or hydraulic fracturing, for natural gas in...

    Maryland Senate votes to raise maximum speed limit to 70 mph

    Maryland Senate votes to raise maximum speed limit to 70 mph
    The top speed on some Maryland highways could go to 70 miles per hour under a bill passed by the Senate Thursday. The measure carried by a vote of 39 to 7, with dissenters warning increasing speed limits could cause more crashes and traffic fatalities....

    Busch vows to 'stand firm' on 'rain tax'

    Busch vows to 'stand firm' on 'rain tax'
    House Speaker Michael E. Busch is vowing to resist any move this year to repeal the storm-water pollution cleanup fees being charged in Baltimore city and most of Maryland's largest counties. "We're going to stand firm," Busch told environmental...

    After Hogan victory, local governments look to cut taxes and fees

    After Hogan victory, local governments look to cut taxes and fees
    In Anne Arundel County, the property tax is on the chopping block. In Howard and Harford counties, the stormwater management fee — derided as the "rain tax" — is being targeted. Even in cash-strapped Baltimore — where a Republican...