Is O'Malley's wind farm plan a stealth tax increase?

March 10, 2011

The governor wants every Maryland resident to pay an additional surcharge on their energy bills so that he can finance some company's endeavors to build a wind farm off of Ocean City. The windmill initiative might not go anywhere, but the charge won't stop if passed. Is this a quiet attempt to raise revenues? The D.C. government has a similar tax to fund its solar energy grant program, and it recently cancelled the grants to redirect the funds to other city programs. Does Maryland's governor plan to follow suit?

Joe Moxey

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