Cost of Living
It’s getting harder and harder to live a middle-class life in Maryland. The costs of property taxes, groceries, and everyday supplies make living in Maryland impractical. The reality is inflation is an indirect tax on everyday Americans. While inflation is rising everywhere, price increases are causing hardship, particularly to lower-income households and seniors living on tight budgets. Nearly all expenses go to necessities — food, gasoline, housing. Sid has spoken out against a massive automatic gas tax increase that is going to cost big for families and those working to get by. Sid will continue to speak up against any tax increases or new fees that increase energy prices.
Some examples of legislation Sid has supported on this topic include:
HB144: Motor Fuel Tax Rates - Consumer Price Index Adjustment - Repeal
HB582: Maryland Transportation Authority - Options for the Payment of Tolls and Civil Penalties
HB617: Property Tax – Credit for Surviving Spouses of Fallen Service Members
HB1197, Sales and Use Tax - Previously Purchased or Owned Personal Property - Exemption