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Hogan announces reduction, elimination of fees (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan announced he will eliminate or reduce 100 fees across state government that he said Maryland residents were unnecessarily paying or being overcharged. The fee reductions, totaling about $10.2 million annually, will come from reductions or ...

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Clear Channel: City ‘billboard tax’ passed only to prevent arts budget cuts (access required)

A Baltimore law imposing an annual regulatory fee on outdoor ads was passed by the City Council in order to prevent funding cuts for arts and culture programs, according to the company alleging it is being specifically targeted by the law. Clear Channel Outdoor Inc. has paid the city $1.5 million annually since the law went into effect in July 2013. City budgets for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 included $1 million in billboard revenue that allowed the city to "avoid cutting an equal amount from its arts and culture program budget," according to Clear Channel.

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