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Posts from — April 2011

Maryland House panel holds hearing on alcohol tax hike

April 8, 2011

Lawmakers don’t have much more time to get the bill through the House of Delegates, and the measure has yet to clear a House committee. Lawmakers are scheduled to convene Saturday. The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn Monday at midnight.... Read more »

Ways and Means hears alcohol tax plan

Delegates this morning quizzed senate sponsors of the proposed alcohol tax about whether the three year phase in period could be deleted and the entire hike could be implemented in a single year. The committee has not yet voted on the bill. ... Read more »

Md. House panel holds hearing on alcohol tax hike

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two Maryland state senators urged lawmakers on a House committee on Friday to approve an increase in the state’s sales tax on alcohol that would generate money to help the developmentally disabled and steer millions of dollars in the next fiscal year to increase education funding, as the General Assembly’s session […]... Read more »

Two Maryland state senators make last push to increase state’s alcohol tax

Two Maryland state senators have made a late push to increase the state’s alcohol tax to boost education funding and help the developmentally disabled. Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell, D-Baltimore, and Sen. Richard Madaleno, D-Montgomery, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday. The Senate already has passed a bill to raise the tax from […]... Read more »