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Montgomery County Council Members Discuss a Possible Soda Tax

Montgomery County Council Vice President Hans Riemer (D) and co-member Tom Hucker (D-20) have discussed the possibility of a tax on sweetened beverages.

O'Malley proposes six percent sales tax on gas

Last Monday, during his monthly appearance of "Ask the Governor" on WTOP, Governor Martin O'Malley proposed a six percent sales tax on gasoline in addition to the existing tax on gas, currently set at 23 cents per gallon. Under O'Malley's proposition, the gas tax would no longer be exempt from state sales tax, which would increase by two percent each year for the next three years.

Board of Public Works approved $18 million grant to counties

On Oct. 5, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved an $18 million grant for three local counties in order to improve their public school systems. Montgomery County received $9 million.
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