City Senator, County Lobbyist Tangle Over Alcohol Tax
A chance encounter in Annapolis today between a state senator from Baltimore City and the legislative lobbyist for Baltmore County led to a heated exchange over possible opposition to a proposed alcohol tax.
Lobbyist Yolanda Winkler was on her way to a meeting of the county’s Senate delegation being held in a public hallway in the State House when she was approached by Sen. Verna Jones, a Baltimore City Democrat.
Jones stood very close to Winkler, who was backed against a wall, and began to fire off questions about the lobbyist’s presentation to county delegates on a proposed increase to the state alcohol tax and about the county’s position on the issue.
Read more about it on my Insider Politics blog.