Md. alcohol tax would benefit school construction

If Maryland lawmakers succeed in raising the sales tax on alcohol from 6 percent to 9 percent starting July 1, most of the money would be used to boost school construction around the state.

The 24 local jurisdictions would split $47.5 million, with Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and Baltimore City grabbing the most funding.

The breakdown:

  • Anne Arundel, $5 million
  • Baltimore City, $9 million
  • Baltimore County, $9 million
  • Eastern Shore (Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester), $1.25 million
  • Howard, $4 million
  • Montgomery, $9 million
  • Cecil and Harford, $1.25 million
  • Price George’s, $9 million
  • Southern Maryland (Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s), $1.25 million
  • Western Maryland (Allegany, Carroll, Garrett, Frederick, Washington) $750,000

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