Thursday is your last day to stock up, or drink up, before Maryland's state sales tax on alcohol of all sorts goes up 50%, from 6% to 9%. Given typical closing hours, you have less than 24 hours at the retail level.
Some places are holding pre-tax sales. Wells, for one. (It continues through the weekend, tax what may.
And now folks are figuring out that the "dime a drink" marketing by the tax's proponents is a bunch of malarkey. Annie Linskey of The Baltimore Sun reports.