Tag: tax increases

House committee slashes tax increases

The House Ways and Means Committee on Monday approved its own tax package slashing many of the tax hikes approved by the Senate last week.

Voting along party lines, the committee approved 16-6 a tax proposal that would raise $190 million for state coffers — about half of the $415 million that would be raised by the Senate’s version.

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Howard Republicans want higher bar for tax hikes

Fearing that the state legislature will grant counties new taxing authority next year, Howard County Republicans are going to try to pass a County Charter amendment making it more difficult for the County Council to approve any tax increases.

The charter amendment would require four out of the five council members to approve raising the property tax and local income tax. The petition for the change would need 10,000 signatures to get on the ballot for voter approval in November before it became law.

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