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Repeal water tax

As Gov. Larry Hogan settles into office, he faces the impressive challenge of balancing Maryland's budget while making good on his pledge to cut taxes for residents. Sugar Free Kids Maryland, the state's leading voice in the fight against teen diabetes and childhood obesity, has a solution that may make this challenge a little easier and the rest of us a little healthier. Our diverse coalition of groups is supporting legislation in this year's session of the Maryland General Assembly that would repeal the state's 6 percent sales tax on bottled water. Maryland is one of only four states that taxes bottled water at a higher rate than other essential food and drinks,...