ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate is nearing a vote on ending state-mandated stormwater management fees.
A vote could come Friday on the bill, which is sponsored by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller.
Currently nine counties and the city of Baltimore pay the fees, which critics call the "rain tax."
The bill would not require counties to charge a fee to meet federal stormwater requirements to clean up pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. However, they would have to show they can meet the requirements.