(Posted 4 Jan 2007)
Business groups fight for repeal of computer tax.
Sun, 4 Jan 2008 (Dechter). Backlash from the technology industry will make it "almost impossible" to keep Maryland's new computer services tax on the books, a key lawmaker said today, suggesting that despite November's special legislative session, the fight over the state budget is far from over.
Speaking before local officials at the Maryland Association of Counties conference, Sen. Ulysses E. Currie, the Prince George's County Democrat who chairs the Budget and Taxation Committee, said he and other leaders would fight to retain the tax. . . . It was Currie's committee that first proposed the tax, a surprise move that enraged the state's business community. [More]