Maryland Considers Tax Hikes On Snacks, Alcohol

The Maryland state senate this week is expected to explore tax increases on alcohol and snack foods, according to The Washington Examiner in Washington, D.C.

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Editor's Insight: Refreshment service operators in Maryland need to join other industries affected by this proposal and get the message out to lawmakers that this is not the time to raise taxes on food and beverages.

As noted in another report in today's VendingMarketWatch, food inflation has posted its biggest gain in three years. Consumers are struggling enough with rising food and beverage prices. 03-28-11 Elliot Maras