More at the link above. More on the general idea here in an earlier blog post. The Washington Post covers it--briefly.
Baltimore's Verna Jones-Rodwell introduced a measure in the Maryland senate Monday night to increase the sales tax on alcohol by three percent over the next three years. The state's sales tax would remain unchanged for all other goods.
The measure would raise $90 million a year when it is fully implemented, said Jones-Rodwell. "It needs to be on the table," she said Monday night. The money would go to the state's general fund.
A different proposal to raise an excise tax at the wholesale level -- known as the dime a drink tax -- was sold as a way to help the disabled.
Remember, this is ON TOP OF the proposed so-called "dime-a-drink" excise tax that would be applied at the wholesale level. And it apparently just goes into the general fund, not towards a specific program.
Other states are looking better and better with each passing month.................