GOP Sen. Brinkley Challenges O’Malley’s State of the State Address

Sen. Brinkley voices criticism of O’Malley/Brown administration following the State of the State address.

Liquor Sales Stagnate This Year, Industry Says Marylanders Going Out Of State

Liquor industry attributes stagnant sales to increased liquor tax.

Tax Increase to Prevent Teen Use of Cigarillos and Smokeless Tobacco

After a push from Baltimore high school students, Maryland government and health officials increased the tax on cigarillos and smokeless tobacco to discourage teen use.

Health Coalition Lobbies for Tobacco Tax Increase

The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative has launched a campaign to raise taxes on all tobacco products in Maryland. Cigarette prices would increase by $1 per pack, and other tobacco taxes would increase at a corresponding rate.