Tuesday, May 15, 2012
In Case You Missed It: Change Maryland / Larry Hogan
"One of the rituals of summer is the arrival of big-budget blockbuster films to your local neighborhood multiplex. Sequels are a huge source of revenue for Hollywood. Unfortunately, they are a big moneymaker for Maryland’s ruling political establishment in Annapolis as well."
Baltimore Sun 5.13.12
"Change Maryland estimates that the General Assembly has raised taxes or fees 20 times since 2007. Recent examples include an alcohol tax increase and higher toll fares."
Reliance on Income Tax
Maryland Reporter 5.11.12
"If our elected officials won’t listen to the 96% of Marylanders who are opposed to higher taxes,” Hogan said, “maybe they should at least listen to their own budget analysts who are raising red flags about over-reliance on the income tax.”
Special Session Preview
"(Hogan) questioned the need for an income tax increase, pointing out the state already has a high reliance on its income tax. Speaking on behalf of the group Change Maryland, he said that the state’s Department of Legislative Services reported the news at length prior to the 2012 session."
Levyland - the "Fee" State
"During Gov. O’Malley’s six-year tenure they’ve increased just about every tax and fee on the books, some of them twice! You don’t believe me? Here’s a list compiled by “Change Maryland,” a taxpayers group led by Larry Hogan."
$2 billion / 20 new taxes
Fox 45 5.11.12
"At some point people vote with their feet and they leave."
Income Tax Preview
Washington Examiner 5.09.12
"They over-rely on the income tax to support state spending," Hogan said. "Now our elected officials are on the verge of making that problem even worse."
Why Does Annapolis do These Things?
"You are warning about one-party government."
"Doomsday" Budget: the Aftermath
"It's doomsday for those of us who pay taxes."