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Montgomery County owes stormwater tax credits, judge rules (access required)

Montgomery County unlawfully denied stormwater management tax credits to property owners in a Gaithersburg business park because the development’s ponds for handling runoff were not located on their individual properties, the Maryland Tax Court’s chief judge ruled Wednesday. Walter C. ...

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Baltimore synagogue must pay ‘rain tax,’ appeals court rules (access required)

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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Judge remands Montgomery County stormwater tax credit case (access required)

The denial of tax credits to most members of a homeowners’ association in Montgomery County that manages its own stormwater runoff was remanded to an administrative appeal board Thursday where attorneys say they will argue the county construes too narrowly ...

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A closer look at Hogan’s parallel between ‘rain tax’ and transportation law (access required)

Potential changes to a controversial transportation scoring system could come down to the definition of one word: repeal. Gov. Larry Hogan, speaking to a gathering of local government officials at the Maryland Association of Counties summer convention in Ocean City, ...

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Baltimore County Council looks to eliminate ‘rain tax’ (access required)

Baltimore County could be the first jurisdiction to attempt to eliminate its stormwater management fee since passage of state legislation that altered the program that became a statewide campaign issue and was dubbed “the rain tax.” The bill, introduced Monday ...

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City Council bill would slash Baltimore’s ‘rain tax’ (access required)

Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes introduced legislation Monday aimed at cutting the so called “rain tax” charged city residents, and he slammed development incentives in the news release announcing the bill. Stokes’ plan calls for slashing the Storm Water Remediation ...

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Synagogue challenges ‘rain tax’ on religious grounds (access required)

A Baltimore synagogue is appealing the city appeals board decision that it must pay a stormwater management fee. And while Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation echoes arguments by critics that the fee is in fact a property tax by another name, it is also making a constitutional argument -- that the fee violates the synagogue's religious rights.

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