Unfortunately, in Anne Arundel County, a jurisdiction where Republicans dominate and anti-tax sentiment runs deep, the County Council passed one of the highest rain taxes in the state, over the veto of Republican County Executive Laura Neuman. Ms. Neuman is locked in a rough and tumble Republican primary with Del. Steve Schuh. Delegate Schuh voted for the rain tax as a member of the General Assembly but opposed the way it was implemented in Anne Arundel County, insisting the Frederick or Carroll County approaches would have worked there as well. The candidates' sparring over taxes and responsibility for the county's rain tax will be central to the outcome of the race.