To qualify, a person must live in Maryland at least six months of the year, own a Maryland driver’s license, be registered to vote there and file Maryland state taxes.
Although Stark lives in Maryland most of the year, he has a California license and votes in California. The congressman, a senior member of the House’s tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, has told reporters that he was not aware that he might not be eligible for the tax break.
To read the full story, click here. Stark is quoted in the story as saying he guesses he’ll find out this weekend how his constituents feel about this. He’s scheduled to hold three town hall meetings in Alameda County on Saturday. Here’s the schedule:
* 9-10 a.m.: Council Chamber at City Hall, 37101 Newark Blvd., Newark
* 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Adult School auditorium, 820 Bockman Road, San Lorenzo
* Noon to 1 p.m.: Earhart Elementary School multipurpose room, 400 Packet Landing Road, Alameda.