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  • 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 western Marylnd.
  • 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....

    Md. Senate OKs speed limit boost to 70 on state highways

    The Maryland Senate has voted to raise the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on state highways. The Senate voted 39-7 for the measure on Thursday. Senate approval marks a milestone for the bill, which passed the House of Delegates last year, but stalled...

    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...