To no real surprise, the proposed alcohol sales tax increase (from 6% to 9%) passed in the closing hours of the Maryland legislative session tonight. The tax hike starts July 1st.
Mind you, they've only allocated $30 million of the revenue increase. They're still debating, as I type this, how to spend the rest.
More here from Annie Linskey of the Baltimore Sun. Earlier blogpost on the news here.
And the full story from the Baltimore Sun here.
And the picture chosen to illustrate the story on the website sure isn't going to win over anyone on the fence about said tax increases, or the rest of the malarkey passed by the legislature......