Campaign 2014 is nearing the home stretch.
I want to share with you that I just received confirmation that Larry Hogan will be joining me at my Early Voting Rally on Oct. 28 at the Best Western in Westminster. I want to invite you to join us as we work hard to "Get-Out-the-Vote" in Carroll County.
On Oct. 6, I had the opportunity to watch the live debate between Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan inside the WJZ studio on "Television Hill" as it was beig taped for broadcast later that evening.
Each campaign was allowed twelve observers who sat on bleacher seats inside the studio. Except for the recording crew and representatives of WJZ and the Baltimore Sun, there was no one else present in the studio.
Last month on the final day of the 2013 session, I had prepared an amendment to offer on the Senate floor to exempt Carroll County from the “rain tax.”
Due to take effect July 1, the “rain tax” is a stormwater management fee that passed the General Assembly as state legislation in 2012. The genesis of the “rain tax” was an initiative pushed by environmentalists and Gov. Martin O’Malley to create a new source of funding for counties that have a large backlog of capital projects to control stormwater run-off.