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State Budget And Doubling Of “Flush” Tax Get Initial Appoval

April 3rd, 2012 by WCBC Radio

In what may be the latest example of what critics call the Governor’s “war on rural Maryland”- the  Maryland House of Delegates last week gave its initial approval to a budget package and a doubling of the state’s “flush tax.”  Maryland House committee has approved doubling the state's "flush tax" from $30 a year to $60 a year. The measure, which is one of Governor Martin O'Malley's proposals, would enable the state to finish upgrading the 67 largest sewage plants in the state to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. The flush tax is now $2.50 a month. The committee decided not to increase the fee to more than $5 a month. The measure also was amended to provide a waiver for poor residents. Governor O’Malley said that it’s a case of citizens having to pay now, or pay later…

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