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Kevin Kamenetz
Balto. Co. Council OKs cut to 'rain tax'
Balto. Co. Council OKs cut to 'rain tax'

The Baltimore County Council voted Monday to cut the county's stormwater fees by one-third after rejecting a proposal to reduce the fees to one penny per year. Councilman Todd Crandell, a Dundalk Republican who pushed for the penny fee, said it's clear that residents dislike the fee — often derided as a "rain tax" —- and business owners say it hampers their ability to grow and hire workers. "This is our opportunity to put our votes where our mouths are," Crandell said. But he could only round up one other vote — from fellow Republican Wade Kach of Cockeysville — and his amendment was defeated. Other council members said they were...