To: Del. Dereck Davis:
From the Post:
And I am very much offended by delegates, like you, who choose to single out and force new taxes on Prince George's County voters despite their consistent votes against increased taxes.
County Council Chairman Camille Exum (D-Seat Pleasant) said it was "unconscionable" for the state to tax county residents. "This council will not ever support a bill that is not in the best interest of Prince George's County," she said, arguing that the state should take on more of the burden for the costs of the hospital, which serves patients from around the region.
Del. Derek [sic] Davis (D-Prince George's), who voted in favor of the bill, told the committee that he was offended by Exum's remarks.
He said the county House delegation "stepped in where there was a void" and was never briefed on the county's plan for the hospital. "We decided that the foolishness needed to stop," Davis said. "There are those who say they are working in the best interest of Prince George's County, like I'm not. I find that very offensive."