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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund
On Monday, Maryland residents will begin noticing their wallets getting a little lighter as we witness the implementation of a stormwater utility fee ("rain tax") and increases in tolls and gas taxes. We are witnessing tax increases at an alarming rate under the administration of Gov. Martin O'Malley — and if the one-party rule in Maryland has its way, we will continue to see more of the same tax-and-spend mentality.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday that he favors raising the state's so-called "flush tax" on homeowners and that the proposal is one of several tax increases that could be needed to balance the state's budget.