September 12 // Adam Pagnucco: What Jealous’s plan to tax the 1 percent means for MoCo

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous has said he would raise income taxes by 1 percent on the wealthiest 1 percent of Maryland taxpayers to pay for new spending. What would that mean for MoCo? Jealous, who won the Democratic nomination as a progressive, favors at least four expensive new spending programs—free tuition for community colleges, more K-12 education funding under recommendations from the state's Kirwan commission (including a 29 percent raise for teachers), universal pre-K education and single payer health care. (Bethesda)

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