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A new tobacco tax?

January 11, 2012

The same organization which successfully pushed for a 50 percent hike in the state’s sales tax on alcohol earlier this year now plans a push to raise the tobacco tax.... Read more »

First month of alcohol tax raises $6M

September 13, 2011

Maryland raised roughly $6 million in added revenue in July from a 50 percent increase in the state’s sales tax on alcohol... Read more »

Higher alcohol tax in Maryland: Where will the money go?

July 13, 2011

Deputy Director Matt Celentano was interviewed on Mix 106.5 about the alcohol tax, health care and health reform in Maryland.... Read more »

Tobacco, alcohol tax hikes good for Maryland

June 9, 2011

Marylanders can be very proud that our governor and General Assembly stood up to the powerful tobacco and alcohol lobbies and enacted both of these measures, which are saving lives by increasing tobacco and alcohol prices and raising money that is making Maryland a healthier place for all of us to live.... Read more »

MD could serve as alcohol tax hike role model

May 27, 2011

The Gazette May 28, 2011 By Alan Brody Nicole Holt has advocated for years that increasing the alcohol tax would improve the lives of youngsters and forestall difficult budget decisions. Problem is, the executive director of Texans Standing Tall hasn’t had much success gaining legislative traction for the issue in what is generally considered a […]... Read more »

General Assembly passes tax hike in final hours

April 12, 2011

"In these times of tough budget problems, other states should do what Maryland did, raise money in a way that saves lives," DeMarco said. "This alcohol tax increase will save many lives and raise enough money to fund critical health care and community service needs."... Read more »

Celebrating the passage of alcohol tax

The Lorraine Sheehan Alcohol Tax Coalition commends the Maryland General Assembly for voting to raise an alcohol specific tax for the first time in 40 years. We urge Governor Martin O'Malley to sign this life-saving measure.... Read more »

In MD legislature, liquor tax passes…

In Maryland legislature, liquor tax passes, immigrant tuition deal reached The Washington Post April 12, 2011 By John Wagner, Aaron C. Davis and Ann E. Marimow The Democratic-led Maryland General Assembly strong-armed through a tax increase on alcohol in the final hours of its 90-day session Monday while voting to grant undocumented immigrants a break […]... Read more »

Md. Assembly approves alcohol tax increase, school funding

The General Assembly voted late Monday night to approve an increase in the state alcohol sales tax, sending the legislation to the governor on the session's final day.... Read more »

General Assembly Session Ends

"We join national public health leaders in thanking the Maryland General Assembly for taking this courageous action to reduce underage drinking and alcohol abuse in our state," said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care for All coalition that advocated for the tax increase.... Read more »