Tag: gasoline tax

Franchot opposes any gas tax hike

Calling any gas tax increase a “crushing blow” to families and a “shot to the gut” of businesses, Comptroller Peter Franchot declared his opposition to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to start charging the 6% sales tax on gas.

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O’Malley proposes tax hikes for 450,000 ‘high income’ households, doubling flush tax

About 450,000 Maryland households that earn more than $100,000 per year will see their state and local income taxes go up next year if the legislature approves Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal. In order to balance an overall $35.8 billion state budget – a 3% increase over last year – O’Malley is asking to cap tax deductions and phase out exemptions for high earners. O’Malley said the average family of four making $150,000 a year would pay $191 more in state and local income taxes.

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