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Larry Hogan
Senate storm-water fee bill gets rained on in House

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's bid to end the long-running political uproar over the so-called "rain tax" ran into some turbulence Wednesday, as witness after witness urged a House panel to retool the Democratic leader's bill. Miller told members of the House Environment and Transportation Committee that his bill would solve the controversy over the three-year-old law imposing storm-water remediation fees to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay. "What we need to do is find a way to come together and make things happen," Miller said. But county officials and builders and commercial developers warned that the bill could do more harm than good...

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