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

Requiring a Baltimore synagogue to pay a stormwater management fee imposed on city property owners does not violate the religious institution’s right to free exercise of religion, a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ruled in upholding a city appeals ...

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Baltimore County Council looks to eliminate ‘rain tax’

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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Synagogue challenges ‘rain tax’ on religious grounds

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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