We all know that a dime doesn’t go as far these days as it used to. But, County Executive Ike Leggett has found a way to “put a dime to good use.”
Joining a broad coalition of Maryland residents in Annapolis to urge a 10-cent-per-drink increase in the tax Maryland imposes on alcohol, the Executive said the proposed legislation would provide needed revenue to address many of our state’s problems and challenges. The increase will raise more than $200 million that will go into the General Fund.
Leggett said, “Passing this legislation is a matter of principle. And it’s good public policy.” The revenue generated by the increase will help to support some of the most critical local health services around the state. Read Leggett’s full remarks.
POSTED AT: Tuesday, March 09, 2010 | 3:30:00 PM