Maryland Official: Proposed Gas Tax Hike Will Hurt Families And Business
Get Breaking News First
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says a gasoline sales tax proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley would be detrimental to families and businesses.
Franchot said during a presentation Tuesday that while his agency will collect any taxes levied by the governor and General Assembly, implementing a sales tax on gasoline would come as a “crushing blow” to families and small businesses.
Last week, O’Malley announced he will propose a 6 percent sales tax on gasoline, although details of his plan have yet to be released.
Would you be in favor of a gas tax increase or should the state find another way to raise funds? Post your comment below.