ADDRESSING TAXES: As Republicans in Congress weigh a dramatic reduction in taxing inheritances left by wealthy Americans, progressive lawmakers in Maryland want to make sure the state does not follow suit. Del. Jimmy Tarlau (D-Prince George’s) said he will sponsor a bill in 2018 to exempt only the first $4 million of an estate from state taxes, even as federal lawmakers want to raise the threshold from $5.49 million to $11 million. Josh Hicks of the Post reports the story.
In the General Assembly, Sen. Andrew Serafini, R-Washington, has become something of a go-to guy for information about taxes and finance. Even for Democrats, reports Tamela Baker in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail. He’s also been in invited to the White House to talk about tax issues. Baker interviews him to get his insights on the issues.
CONGRESSMEN TO SPEAK AT TAX FORUM: Three Democratic members of Maryland’s congressional delegation will appear at a town hall meeting in Baltimore Monday to discuss the Republican effort in Washington to overhaul the nation’s tax code, reports John Fritze for the Sun. Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes, all of whom represent a portion of Baltimore, will speak at the forum, organized by BMore Indivisible.