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Eye on Annapolis

The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

The state constitution made me do it

(The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

“I’m here because the constitution says I have to be.” ~ Maryland Budget Secretary David Brinkley, responding to a comment from Gov. Larry Hogan about how Brinkley’s department had no items for approval on Wednesday’s Board of Public Works agenda. ...

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Online sales taxes in Md. are here

One dollar bills have been dropped into a tip jar at a car wash in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

If you haven’t bought anything online — not counting Amazon, Apple and other retailers with a presence in Maryland — you may not have noticed that online sales taxes are now in effect. The 6 percent sales tax once only ...

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