Tag: Donald Fry

Local officials urge lawmakers to balance transportation spending statewide

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball stressed his county’s need for expanded transit options. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman said that the county’s annual budget includes $75 million for a “permanent public improvements fund” for transportation and that some of that money will go to mass transit, Pittman said local leaders must fight for the state funding their jurisdictions need.

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‘Rain tax’ falls all over the place: Stormwater fees uneven, from a penny to thousands

The state’s 10 most populated counties are required by law to implement a stormwater utility fee by July 1. The revenue will be used to fund watershed protection and restoration programs, designed to prevent pollutants from entering the Chesapeake Bay. Seven jurisdictions have set a fee, but three others are still in the process of setting fees or getting local approval. The fees range from a penny to thousands of dollars.

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