Tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy will put pressure on all other workers in Maryland. The “tax reform” bill fails to expand the highly successful Earned Income Tax Credit for lower-wage workers. The bill rewards those who derive their income passively, from assets held or inherited, over the majority of Marylanders who work hard for their wages. Estimates on the bill’s prior published “framework” show that Maryland tops the nation in the share of households that would see a tax increase under the bill (30.5 percent) while the top 0.8 percent richest Marylanders would enjoy a $93,000 tax cut. Doubling the exemption on the estate tax, then repealing it, would give millions to the wealthiest heirs while slashing the government’s ability to invest in education, public safety, infrastructure, health, housing, the arts and the environment.