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Donald C. Fry: Runoff from stormwater fees may soak businesses (access required)

This three-letter bureaucratic acronym for “Equivalent Residential Unit,” is at the center of new stormwater remediation fees, dubbed “rain taxes” by local and national media. The new fees in the process of being enacted by local lawmakers in nine Maryland counties and Baltimore are being ridiculed by some as the ultimate in Orwellian government.