Income Tax Hike Unlikely in Maryland – this Year, Anyway

By Lydia Hurley, Capital News Service

Some Democratic lawmakers in Maryland are proposing a set of income tax hikes this year, but even bill sponsors have admitted that getting their colleagues on board will likely be a long-haul effort.

The lawmakers aim to address a looming state budget deficit with a bill that would raise an estimated $1.6 billion per year for the state’s general fund once it’s fully phased in, supporters say.