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While many Republicans in Maryland see Ehrlich as a conservative Republican, according to his record, he isn’t. Ehrlich hiked fees on vehicle registrations, raised fees to license corporations, increased tuition at public universities, and raised property taxes during his tenure as governor. (Although he did not raise income or sales taxes.)
If Ehrlich had instead cut many wasteful state services, such fee and tax increases wouldn’t have been necessary.
However, when compared to O’Malley and his largest tax increase in state history, Ehrlich is obviously the better choice. And many Marylanders are beginning to see that…
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