To help solve a budget deficit estimated at $1.2 billion next year, Maryland lawmakers are weighing whether to expand the state sales tax to items and services now exempt. There is also a proposal to raise the tax from 5 percent to 6 percent.
The Evening Sun would like to hear whether you think a 1 percent increase in the sales tax would be a fair way to raise revenues, whether the tax should stay the same but cover more items and services, or whether either approach is necessary.
To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your Touch-Tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
Look for the results in Friday's Evening Sun.