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Proposed Tax Increases TRIM Override: 15 cent Real Property Tax Rate increase 16% 4 cent Telephone Tax increase from 8% to 12% 50% Hotel tax increase from 5% to 7% 40% Fees and permits increases

Proposed Tax Increases TRIM Override: 15 cent Real Property Tax Rate increase 16% 4 cent Telephone Tax increase from 8% to 12% 50% Hotel tax increase

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Proposed Tax IncreasesTRIM Override: 15 cent Real Property Tax Rate increase 16% 4 cent Telephone Tax increase from 8% to 12% 50% Hotel tax increase from 5% to 7% 40%Fees and permits increases

2MSDE Fact Book FY 2014MaCoBudget, Tax Rates & Selected StatisticsFY 2015MaCoBudget, Tax Rates & Selected StatisticsFY 2015MSDE Fact Book FY 2014Are we doing enough6MSDE Fact Book FY 2013MaCoBudget, Tax Rates & Selected StatisticsFY 2015MSDE Fact Book FY 2013MSDE Fact Book FY 2013

MSDE Fact Book FY 2014MSDE Fact Book FY 201416Maintenance of EffortState law provides for Maintenance of Effort requirement Whatever amount a school system expends per pupil this year becomes the minimum amount that the system must expend per pupil next year and every year thereafterBaker Rush Tax Legacy =Forever RateIs This What We Should Expect? Prince Georges County has a low-wealth, working class population including a lot of senior citizens Already pay the highest regressive tax rates in the StateMr. Baker proposes to increase regressive taxes on a working class population that already pays its fair shareShould this be what County taxpayers expect from their Democratic leaders? Comments on theRushern Baker Proposal to Circumvent the Will of the Voters byIgnoring TRIM and Not Obtaining Voter Approval Thomas E. Dernoga15611 Straughn DriveLaurel, MD [email protected]