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Friday, February 13, 2009

PG legislator's statements about Jack Johnson's tax increase plan

Known statements by Prince George's county delegates and senators concerning Jack Johnson's attempt to circumvent the county charter and raise property taxes (HR 979). Please send updates to dcrussell@gmail.com or pg-politics@yahoogroups.com.
  • District 21 
    • Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk (non-committal or opposed)
      • "Thank you for expressing your views. I understand your frustration. I will most certainly keep them in mind" (Message to Denise Foskey, 13 Feb 2009)
      • "Voters don't want it. They've spoken already," (Gazette, 13 Feb 2009)
  • District 22 
    • Del. Tawanna Gaines (Unknown)
  • District 23 
    • Del. Marvin E. Holmes (Supports allowing the council to override the charter)
      • "said he would support a bill that transfers the decision to the divided County Council for final approval. (Gazette, 13 Feb 2009)
    • Del. James W. Hubbard (Unknown)
    • Del. Gerron Levi (opposed)
      • "I do not support the bill and I do not expect it to pass in either the House or the Senate given the opposition among both delegates and senators." (Message to Denise Foskey, 13 Feb 2009)
  • District 24
    • Del. Carolyn J. B. Howard (opposed)
      • "All the delegates I've spoken to are against it," said Del. Carolyn J.B. Howard (D-Dist. 24) of Mitchellville. "I don't know where he's going to get the votes." (Gazette, 13 Feb 2009)
      • ". . . said yesterday she is still opposed." (Post, 12 Feb 2009)
  • District 25
    • Del. Aisha Braveboy (opposed?)
      • "'It's extremely unpopular," . . . who said lawmakers should investigate other alternatives to make up the projected $132 million deficit." (Gazette, 13 Feb 2009)
    • Del. Melony G. Griffith (non-committal)
  • District 26
    • Sen. C. Anthony Muse (Opposed?)
      • ". . . said he had misgivings about Johnson's plan. 'Hopefully, we can work something else out. We can't raise taxes, I'm not sure where we are with this.'" (Gazette, 13 Feb 2009)
  • District 27
  • District 47
    • Del. Doyle L. Niemann (opposed)
    • Del. Victor Ramirez (opposed)
      • "I . . . plan on opposing the bill." (Message to Denise Foskey, 13 Feb 2009)

(Posted 13 Feb 2009)

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