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Maryland may raise 'flush' tax

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A Maryland environmental task force is considering doubling or tripling the state's flush fee as part of efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay.Property owners in Maryland already pay $30 a year into a Bay Restoration Fund. The task force is weighing a proposal to double that in 2013, and increase it to $90 in 2015. The restoration fund is aimed at upgrading sewage treatment plants and...

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