Rain Tax Being Under Scrutiny in Massachusetts

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Article courtesy of Scott Dance | October 19, 2016 | The Baltimore-Sun | Shared as educational material.

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The government of Massachusetts and environmental coalitions in the area are arguing over the controversial decision to cut the rain tax. As the governor of Massachusetts put it, ” the state does not need to impose yet another burdensome tax on homeowners and job creators in order to successfully manage stormwater runoff”. On the other hand, many environmental coalitions claim that the rain tax is instrumental in limiting pollution runoff to the Chesapeake Pay. Read more about the debate here.

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