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Top Maryland Faith Leaders Call For Restoring Doomsday Cuts

...convene a Special Session to restore the budget cuts and to enact the life-saving tobacco tax

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Health care reform: good for business

As a small business owner, I am not a constitutional scholar, but I can definitively say this: the

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Momentum for tobacco tax increase builds

A push by public health advocates to increase the tax on cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco

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Health exchanges will benefit Maryland families

It's no wonder Maryland families are so hard pressed to find good, affordable health insurance —

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Coalition calls MD’s alcohol tax a success

A coalition that pushed an alcohol tax increase last year is calling the tax a success and turning

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Md. health advocates cheer allocation of proceeds from alcohol tax increase

Most of the money raised by a 50 percent increase in Maryland’s sales tax on alcohol has been

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Alcohol tax money directed to health programs

Gov.Martin O'Malley has proposed $64 million in health programs this year that his administration

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Proposal to raise MD cigar tax attacked: Denounced as a business burden

The governor’s support gives the tax a stronger chance of ending up in the final budget, though

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The ‘other’ tobacco tax

Editorial View: Time for Maryland to do the right thing and tax cigars, snuff and other forms of

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The Baltimore Sun’s 2012 legislative agenda: Cigar tax

According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene¿s Youth Tobacco Survey, nearly as many

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Maryland kids win with CHIPRA performance bonus

Maryland has just received its second Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act

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Letter to the editor: Cigar tax increase would reduce teen use

Baltimore Sun January 4, 2012 In a recent Baltimore Sun article about our proposed tax increase for

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Group pushing tobacco tax says it’s a popular idea

Two-thirds of Maryland voters support increasing the state’s tobacco tax, according to a new poll

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Group will push for increased levy on cigars, other tobacco products

Although cigarette smoking in Maryland has declined by 32 percent in the past decade, DeMarco

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Bid afoot in Maryland to raise tax on cigars and more

A survey of Maryland voters performed this fall by the polling firm Opinion Works found that 72

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Advocates use special session to get in lawmakers’ ears

“For right now, the purpose of this launch is to let the public know that we’re out there again

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MD Health Group Pushes for Tobacco Tax Increase

If one public health group has its way, the next time you light up in Maryland it could cost you an

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Coalition to push for $1 a pack increase

The group is headed by Vincent DeMarco, includes AARP Maryland, MedChi and the NAACP among others.

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Another hike In MD tobacco tax likely

While some may oppose a tax increase simply on principle, it’s hard to argue against something

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Campaign starts for another $1-a-pack tax hike on cigarettes

The folks who campaigned for the new 9% alcohol sales tax and the $2-a-pack cigarette tax are