Hard Rain in Annapolis
When the state legislature reconvenes on January 8, 2014, the first order of business should be for state senators and representatives to rally behind all legislative initiatives, such as HB 50, that fully repeal this business-crippling tax. With local leaders – such as Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman – speaking out against the negative impact this fee has on local business and residents, lawmakers in Annapolis need to head their words and take action. By keeping the law as written, the Governor and members of the General Assembly might as well help pack-up the offices and warehouses of local businesses that will undoubtedly relocate across state lines. Gov. O’Malley claims he wants to help working, middle-class Marylanders, here’s his chance. Start with the full repeal of the “Rain Tax.”
To learn more about the Maryland Rain tax visit http://StopMDRainTax.com
To learn more about why income may be leaving your community, visit Explore your Data tab on our site.
And if you haven’t already, be sure to view the video above.