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After Hogan victory, local governments look to cut taxes and fees
After Hogan victory, local governments look to cut taxes and fees

In Anne Arundel County, the property tax is on the chopping block. In Howard and Harford counties, the stormwater management fee — derided as the "rain tax" — is being targeted. Even in cash-strapped Baltimore — where a Republican hasn't been mayor since the 1960s — a new mayoral task force is studying possible tax cuts. In the aftermath of Republican Larry Hogan's victory in the governor's race on an anti-tax message, fiscally conservative politicians from both parties see a carpe diem moment. With their colleagues who champion increased government services reeling, small-government advocates are pressing to cut taxes and fees. ...

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