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Maryland Gas Tax Would Hurt Families: Comptroller




    A gasoline sales tax proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley would be detrimental to families and businesses, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said.

    During a presentation Tuesday, Franchot said that while his agency will collect any taxes levied by the governor and General Assembly, implementing a sales tax on gasoline would come as a “crushing blow” to families and small businesses.

    Last week, O'Malley announced he will propose a 6 percent sales tax on gasoline, although details of his plan have yet to be released.