Sunday, October 23, 2011

Higher alcohol tax to pay for school projects

Higher alcohol tax to pay for school projects

...The increase in the alcohol tax is expected to generate $85 million per year. The legislature set aside $47 million for school projects in the first year, but all of the money will go to the state's general fund in subsequent years.
Most of the money was earmarked in the legislation for Baltimore City and for Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's counties, drawing criticism from Republican lawmakers who called the allocation unfair. They said the earmarking was used to get votes for the measure from those counties...

3 comments:

  1. Contrary to what the Republican lawmakers state, it appears the money is going to the jurisdictions with the largest public school enrollments.

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  2. contrary to anonymous those are the districts with the most votes

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  3. And the Maryland Reporter has now exposed the scam that was the Alcohol Tax. Congratulations to the Maryland Reporter for excellent investigative reporting.

    http://parentscoalitionmc.blogspot.com/2011/10/md-reporter-alcohol-tax-money-goes-to.html

    How could Cabin John Middle School need the money when it is a brand new building?

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