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.
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.
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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