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General Assembly Makes Tax Cuts

March 9th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A little more than a month remains in this session of the Maryland General Assembly- and lawmakers are scrambling to push through legislation centered on taxes, crime reform and recreational marijuana. On taxes, the House of Delegates recently unanimously approved a series of tax cuts. One makes diapers exempt from the sales tax. Another exempts oral hygiene products from the sales tax and a third gives employers a full state tax credit for participating in a federal program to hire workers with significant barriers to employment. House Republicans said these tax cuts don't go far enough, given the state's large surplus. The tax cuts approved by the House now go to the Senate. Senate President Bill Ferguson cautioned against rushing significant tax relief programs- saying those cuts would be on a collision course with the blue print for Maryland’s future- education funding…