Tag: Frederick County

‘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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Van Hollen gets acquainted with new conservative turf

U.S Rep. Chris Van Hollen on Monday continued to acquaint himself with the issues and concerns facing his newest constituents in the areas of the Maryland’s 8th Congressional District added in last year’s redistricting. Van Hollen toured parts of Carroll and Frederick counties, traditionally conservative constituencies that could trouble the Democrat in the upcoming election against Republican Ken Timmerman.

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