O’Malley/Brown/Gansler Double Down on Rain Tax

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Courtesy Citybizlist – According to recent news reports, the Maryland Department of Environment and the Attorney General’s office have warned counties who have not implemented the rain tax that they will face heavy fines for not complying with state law. These “non-complying” counties have found alternative funding sources for projects aimed at reducing stormwater runoff.

“The rain tax has outraged Marylanders across the state, and leaders smart enough to realize the unpopularity of this tax have found alternative ways to fund their priority projects. For the state to force these jurisdictions to implement a rain tax just proves this is another money grab by the O’Malley-Brown Administration,” said Change Maryland Chairman, Larry Hogan. “The Attorney General is just as culpable as the O’Malley-Brown Administration on this issue.”

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