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Rain Tax Fines Drench Marylandís Carroll County
American Legislator ^ | 11-12-13 | Fara Klein

Posted on 11/12/2013 1:02:00 PM PST by ThethoughtsofGreg

Maryland’s Carroll County recently received a letter from Assistant Attorney General Paul DeSantis, threatening to fine the county $10,000 for each day that it does not enact a storm water remediation fee, also known as a “Rain Tax.”

The infamous Rain Tax bill came as a response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “pollution diet” known as the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load. The “pollution diet” requires reductions in pollutants that are primarily found in drainage run-off and fertilizers. The bill was signed by Governor O’Malley this past April and requires 10 of Maryland’s 24 counties to charge an annual rain tax. Carroll County is one of 10 counties that have decided not to enact a fee, voting instead to set aside funds for general storm water projects.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Weather
KEYWORDS: bluestates; liberals; maryland; regulation; taxex

1 posted on 11/12/2013 1:02:00 PM PST by ThethoughtsofGreg
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

Fork up the cash liberals!


2 posted on 11/12/2013 1:09:21 PM PST by gr8eman (Bandying nice with wannabe commies is over! You're either for freedom or you're not!)
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg

Rain tax, a progressive way to abolish private property, what took ‘em so long?


3 posted on 11/12/2013 1:14:14 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: gr8eman

Carroll County is a conservative, rural enclave - unlike Baltimore or Montgomery County (think Chevy Chase) - which is where a majority of gubmint employees live.


4 posted on 11/12/2013 1:25:01 PM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg
Interestingly, Frederick County set its fee at $0.01 for all impervious surfaces, and is expected to generate an estimated $482.50 annually. Frederick County Commissioner President Blaine Young says that the board set such a low fee “just to be in compliance because we are completely in disagreement with why we are having to do this.”
5 posted on 11/12/2013 1:56:06 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

1) every single elected official in Carroll county is a republican
2) Carroll is complying with the part of the law that requires it to fund storm water management systems
3) Carroll chose to pay for it from general revenues instead of adding the new tax
4) the state of Maryland isn’t interested in cleaning up the bay - they want to force the counties to implement the tax so republicans are forced into breaking their “no new taxes” pledges.


6 posted on 11/12/2013 2:23:25 PM PST by pie_eater
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To: rawhide

Gotta love Blaine. He has a daily radio show in the area. Very outspoken. Fun to listen to.


7 posted on 11/12/2013 2:29:49 PM PST by tenger (It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for. -Will Rogers)
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To: pie_eater
I "lived" in maryland THE Freak state) for 30+ years before escaping last year. maryland has been "cleaning" the bay for as long as I can remember. I just think it is another way of stealing money from the residents. Most likely, they will be cleaning the bay forever. maryland is full of LIB cretins.
8 posted on 11/12/2013 2:42:53 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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