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The Baltimore Sun: Alcohol tax hike: a penny that saves lives | COMMENTARY

The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board

February 3, 2021

EXCERPT:

“Last week in the Maryland Senate and this week in the House of Delegates lawmakers were treated to a parade of bar and liquor store owners and distributors warning them that a proposal to spend $14-to-$22 million more a year to improve access to health care in disadvantaged communities would either severely hurt them or, in some cases, drive them out of business entirely. Why? Because the legislation in question, the Maryland Health Equity Resource Act, would be financed by a 1 cent increase this fall in Maryland’s alcohol sales tax.”

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