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2014 Annapolis Report

by Marc Kilmer, John J. Walters   September 16, 2014

In the 2014 session of the General Assembly, legislators passed hundreds of bills. As in past years, legislators introduced many more bills that would have made both large and small changes to Maryland law. Much of the legislation that did pass dealt with minor areas of law or changed local laws. However, legislators did approve some bills that will bring significant changes in the coming decades.

Hot Topic: Rain Tax

RAIN TAX

Just Another Way to Dodge Fiscal Responsibility

by John J. Walters

When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for pollutants entering the Chesapeake Bay in 2010, few expected it would lead directly to higher taxes for Maryland households.

Policy group: Some jurisdictions going about implementing rain tax the wrong way

Originally published in the Daily Record

by Alexander Pyles | Daily Record Business Writer

A Maryland policy think tank says new stormwater fees imposed by Baltimore and nine counties could theoretically help reduce development’s negative impact on Chesapeake Bay water quality.

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