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How Maryland's new tax on gas would work

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When consumers buy crab cakes in Maryland, they pay the state's 6 percent sales tax. That means a $10 crab cake sandwich is taxed 60 cents. But the sales tax on gasoline that Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing under his transportation funding plan wouldn't work that way. The proposal cuts Maryland's flat 23.5 cents-per-gallon gas tax by 5 cents to 18.5 cents and gradually applies a...

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