Video: House Majority Leader Kumar Barve says tax hikes unlikely, except on alcohol

House Majority Leader Kumar Barve says tax increases are unlikely, except alcohol taxes, which haven’t been raised since the days of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. A member of the House Ways and Means Committee, and its revenues subcommittee, Barve says all the other tax hikes proposed, including the gasoline tax, are not likely to pass.

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Len Lazarick

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.

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