Governor Larry Hogan tried (and failed) to repeal the so-called rain tax earlier this month. But despite all the headlines about the controversial 2012 law, it turns out that most Marylanders have completely the wrong idea about the rain tax.
A recent survey found that half of Marylanders surveyed thought the rain tax meant that they’d be taxed every time it rains. It does not mean that. When they were told what the rain tax actually does (taxes businesses to raise funds to clean up stormwater runoff that feeds into the Chesapeake Bay), two-thirds of respondents were in favor it.
Sounds like the rain tax needs a new name.
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