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Baltimore synagogue must pay ‘rain tax,’ appeals court rules

Requiring a Baltimore synagogue to pay a stormwater management fee imposed on city property owners does not violate the facility’s right to free exercise of religion, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled in upholding a circuit court decision.

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Md. high court rules ‘date of finality’ not final date for assessing property

Saying the “date of finality” is not necessarily a final date, Maryland’s top court ruled Tuesday that property- tax assessments may be made based on the sales price of nearby, comparable homes bought after the state tax assessor’s Jan. 1 deadline for setting the assessment.

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Businesses fear huge bills from stormwater fee

ANNAPOLIS — Bill Blanchett crunched some numbers and cringed. Under legislation pending before the County Council, which would charge property owners to help pay for stormwater pollution cleanup, he’ll get an annual bill in excess of $20,000 for one of ...

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