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A liquor tax under consideration in Maryland is expected to raise $90 million for the state.
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A liquor tax under consideration in Maryland is expected to raise $90 million for the state.

D.C. imposes a "special sales tax" on alcohol, charging an extra 3-4 percent on top of the regular sales tax rate. Now some lawmakers believe Maryland should develop a similar fee.

A new proposal by Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell of Baltimore would phase in a new tax on alcohol sales, raising about $90 million for the state of Maryland.

The legislation would also add one percentage point a year on top of the state sales tax for three years, until drinkers pay 9 percent to the state whenever they drink.

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