Supporters of a tax hike on cigarette packs are hoping the higher price will also increase healthier living.
Maryland residents who earn more than $100,000 annually will pay more income taxes and many will pay higher fees to flush their toilets under new laws taking effect this weekend.
The national average for a gallon of gas continues to climb to the $4 mark. This comes as state lawmakers are considering a boost to Maryland’s gas tax, and the combination has some drivers seeing red.
After nearly three hours of angry debate, the D.C. Council voted Tuesday to raise income taxes for the district’s wealthiest residents, a last-minute move intended to soften the blow of a previously approved new tax on municipal bonds.