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New Fiscal Year Means Tax Hikes In Maryland

July 11, 2012

Taxes will jump from 15 percent of wholesale to 70 percent on "little cigars."... Read more »

Baltimore leaders, clergy push for budget fix

May 1, 2012

Faith community leaders said they support increasing the sales tax on little cigars and other tobacco products to 70 percent -- doing so would help expand health care coverage. They also support increasing the state income tax rate.... Read more »

Faith Leaders Want Budget Cuts Restored

Lawmakers are expected to return to Annapolis in mid-May to address the budget situation which also threatens 500 state employee jobs.... Read more »

Religious leaders trying to prevent ‘doomsday’ in Maryland

More than 30 religious leaders called on Maryland's political leaders Monday to conduct a special session without further delay, arguing cuts from the so-called "doomsday" budget would hurt the state's low-income residents and vulnerable populations.... Read more »

Top Maryland Faith Leaders Call For Restoring Doomsday Cuts

April 30, 2012

...convene a Special Session to restore the budget cuts and to enact the life-saving tobacco tax increase which they nearly passed during the 2012 regular Session.... Read more »