Steve Schuh and the 2nd Anniversary of the Rain Tax


Today (March 23) is the two-year anniversary for the Rain Tax vote in the House. Steve Schuh, the only Republican to vote for the Rain Tax twice, has doubled down on his support for the state bill and is blaming all the problems on Anne Arundel County for bad implementation.

In his “Background on the ‘Rain Tax’” (which is linked to from a Schuh campaign press release),

1. He admits to supporting the state’s unfunded mandate on the counties.

2. He says the bill does not mandate a tax, and instead “authorizes” a fee.

The bill clearly requires the county to “adopt and implement…a stormwater remediation fee”, and the other counties he cites as examples – like Carroll – had to fight the state threatening outrageous penalties to avoid it.

3. He calls forcing the county to create a fee to cover an unfunded mandate “complete flexibility.”

Schuh has been all over the map with misleading statements on the rain tax trying to rewrite history and obscure his bad record.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton is an award-winning blogger who has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. He has worked as a reporter, in government, and as a communications professional in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC.

Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.

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