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Chesapeake Bay Foundation explains Maryland ‘Rain Tax’

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If you live in Maryland, get ready to pay for rain.

Lawmakers passed an "Impervious Surfaces" tax - also being called the "Rain Tax."

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Basically, you'll be charged for any surface of land you own that does not absorb rainwater.

The ultimate goal is to reduce storm-water runoff and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

How much you'll pay depends on where you live - as each county will determine its own fee.

Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, joined us with more.

Online:

http://www.cbf.org/

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