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Posts from — January 2011

MD Alcohol tax a win-win say supporters

January 5, 2011

A new study concludes an increase in Maryland's alcohol tax could save lives and money.... Read more »

Report: Taxing boozers may save lives

Washington Examiner By Hayley Peterson Created Jan 4 2011 – 3:09pm Taxing Maryland’s boozers 10 cents more for every can of beer — and 80 cents more for a bottle of wine — could save 33 people a year, according to a new study commissioned by supporters of the alcohol tax. The study concludes the dime-a-drink tax […]... Read more »

Poll boasts public support for alcohol tax increase

January 4, 2011

“Maryland voters overwhelmingly support the dime-a-drink alcohol tax increase because they know that it will save lives and help Maryland’s economy,” said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition.... Read more »

Push continues for MD alcohol tax hike

A study released Tuesday says a proposed hike in the state’s alcohol tax would decrease the number of alcohol-related deaths in Maryland while saving the state money from crimes associated with booze.... Read more »

Alcohol May Come With A New Kind Of High:Taxes

“Alcohol excise tax is a win-win for the state. They provide much needed revenue, and reduce alcohol consumption and related problems,” said David Jernigan, Johns Hopkins professor.... Read more »

Happy new year…

Happy New Year means Happy New War for Vincent DeMarco, the happy warrior for progressive causes in Maryland.... Read more »