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Delegate Roll Call on Tax Bills

Early Sunday morning, the Maryland House of Delegates voted for 80-56 for House Bill 5, which includes raising the sales tax from 5 to 6 percent, increasing the vehicle titling tax from 5 to 6 percent and increasing the tobacco tax by $1. According Assciated Press, this is how how delegates from the Washington region voted:

Democrats in favor:
Ali, Montgomery; Barkley, Montgomery; Barnes, Prince George's; Barve, Montgomery[ Beidle, Anne Arundel; Benson, Prince George's; Bobo, Howard; Bohanan, St. Mary'; Braveboy, Prince George's; Bronrott, Montgomery; Busch, Anne Arundel; Clagett, Anne Arundel; Davis, Prince George's; Dumais, Montgomery; Feldman, Montgomery; Frick, Montgomery; Frush, Prince George's; Gaines, Prince George's; Gilchrist, Montgomery; Griffith, Prince George's; Gutierrez, Montgomery; Guzzone, Howard; Healey, Prince George's; Heller, Montgomery; Hixson, Montgomery; Holmes, Prince George's; Howard, Prince George's; Hubbard, Prince George's; Hucker, Montgomery; Ivey, Prince George's; Kaiser, Montgomery; Kullen, Calvert; Lawton, Montgomery; Lee, Montgomery; Levi, Prince George's; Levy, Charles; Love, Anne Arundel; Manno, Montgomery; Mizeur, Montgomery; Murphy, Charles; Niemann, Prince George's; Pena-Melnyk, Prince George's; Pendergrass, Howard; Proctor, Prince George's; Ramirez, Prince George's; Reznik, Montgomery; Rice, Montgomery; Ross, Prince George's; Taylor, Montgomery; Turner, Howard; Turner, Prince George's; Valderrama, Prince George's; Vallario, Prince George's; Vaughn, Prince George's; Waldstreicher, Montgomery; Walker, Prince George's

Democrats opposed
Kramer, Montgomery; Simmons, Montgomery; Sophocleus, Anne Arundel; Wood, St. Mary's.

Democrats excused
Jameson, Charles; Montgomery, Montgomery

Republicans in favor
None

Republicans opposed
Bates, Howard; Costa, Anne Arundel; Dwyer, Anne Arundel; George, Anne Arundel; Impallaria, Anne Arundel; King, Anne Arundel; Kipke, Anne Arundel; McConkey, Anne Arundel; Miller, Howard; O'Donnell, St. Mary's; Schuh, Anne Arundel

The House voted 82-55 for House Bill 2 to approve a new income tax structure. According to Associated Press, this is how delegates from the Washington region voted.

Democrats in favor
Ali, Montgomery; Barkley, Montgomery; Barnes, Prince George's; Barve, Montgomery; Benson, Prince George's; Bobo, Howard; Bohanan, St. Mary's; Braveboy, Prince George's; Bronrott, Montgomery; Busch, Anne Arundel; Clagett, Anne Arundel; Davis, Prince George's; Frick, Montgomery; Frush, Prince George's; Gaines, Prince Geoge's; Gilchrist, Montgomery; Griffith, Prince George's; Gutierrez, Montgomery; Guzzone, Howard; Healey, Prince George's; Heller, Montgomery; Hixson, Montgomery; Holmes, Prince George's; Howard, Prince George's; Hubbard, Prince George's; Hucker, Montgomery; Ivey, Prince George's; Kaiser, Montgomery; Kullen, Calvert; Lawton, Montgomery; Lee, Montgomery; Levi, Prince George's; Love, Anne Arundel; Manno, Montgomery; Mizeur, Montgomery; Murphy, Charles; Niemann, Prince George's; Pena-Melnyk, Prince George's; Pendergrass, Howard
Proctor, Prince George's; Ramirez, Prince George's; Reznik, Montgomery; Rice, Montgomery; Ross, Prince George's; Taylor, Montgomery; Turner, Howard; Turner, Prince George's; Valderrama, Prince George's; Vallario, Prince George's; Vaughn, Prince George's; Waldstreicher, Montgomery

Democrats opposed
Beidle, Anne Arundel; Dumais, Montgomery; Feldman, Montgomery; Kramer, Montgomery; Levy, Charles; Simmons, Montgomery; Sophocleus, Anne Arundel; Walker, Prince George's; Wood, St. Mary's;

Democrats excused
Jameson, Charles; Montgomery, Montgomery

Republicans in favor
None

Republicans opposed
Bates, Howard; Costa, Anne Arundel; Dwyer, Anne Arundel; George, Anne Arundel; Impallaria, Anne Arundel
King, Anne Arundel; Kipke, Anne Arundel; McConkey, Anne Arundel; Miller, Howard; O'Donnell, St. Mary's; Schuh, Anne Arundel

By Anne Bartlett  |  November 12, 2007; 11:21 AM ET
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Comments

This is why I consider former County Executive Sid Kramer and his wife Betty Mae a great man and woman and why I love them both. We all know an apple does not fall far from the tree. Sid and Betty Mae put forth the first brother and sister team to ever serve in the Maryland Legislature----State Sen. Rona Kramer and Del. Ben Kramer. Both Sen.and Del.Kramer voted AGAINST Maryland's largest tax increase in history.

Posted by: Robin Ficker of Robin Realty | November 12, 2007 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Delegate Luiz Simmons is also smart. He voted AGAINST these monstrous tax increases while my State Senator Rob Garigiola was the deciding vote in the Senate FOR the increases. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Wait till Nov. 2010 Sen. Garigiola, that is, unless you choose not to run for reelection.

Posted by: Robin Ficker of Robin Realty | November 12, 2007 8:12 PM | Report abuse

y'know, for a guy who's just this past summer been suspended yet again (for the 4th time, if you're keeping score) from the practice of law, you sure do run your mouth a lot, Robin. Maybe you should pay more attention to the details of your law practice.

http://mdcourts.gov/opinions/coa/2007/26a06ag.pdf

Posted by: just shut up Ficker | November 12, 2007 10:57 PM | Report abuse

The interesting fact is that Delegates Feldman and Dumais from District l5 voted against the income tax hike. While Senator Garagiola voted for it. Are we going to have a situation like we had with Senator Hogan and Del. King and Del.Goldwater where somebody was elected with the possible intention of not serving out their term so that a hand picked replacement could be chosen? Are we going to see Del. Feldman or Del. Dumais running for the State Senate in l5 after a Garagiola resignation? Was Garagiola promised a job by O'Malley if Garagiola would sell out District l5 to be the deciding vote for the largest tax hike in Maryland history? Or are we going to see Senator Miller come to District l5 and campaign for Garagiola who also was in favor of slots although he was a NIMBY on the issue? District l5 is unique in the state. There is probably no other district in the state that will be hit harder by this tax increase where the State Senator was the deciding vote in favor of the income tax increase and two respected (Isn't Delegate Feldman Chairman of the Montgomery County Delegation?)Delegates voted against that increase. All three voted in favor of the sales and car tax increases. And I think I know the state pretty well; for, from March, l997, to March, 2000, I spent my time shaking hands with over 600,000 Marylanders in every corner of the state in a campaign for the U.S. Senate. Plus I have lived in District l5 since l974. Bye, Bye Garagola. He may be in some other state job in 2010, but he won't be in the State Senate in 2011.

Posted by: Robin Ficker of Robin Realty | November 13, 2007 1:56 AM | Report abuse

Senator Garagiola, will you please make public the e-mails and phone calls from District 15 which asked you to vote for the income and other tax increases?

Posted by: just shut up Garagiola | November 13, 2007 10:35 AM | Report abuse

I thought we in Michigan had an monoply on stupid legistrators but I take my hat of to Maryland . Continue looking at revenues and this what you get

Posted by: Joe Smith | November 13, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

The only thing worse than a politician who lies to you is one who thinks you are too stupid to know that you've been lied to.

Posted by: We're all losers in this | November 13, 2007 7:09 PM | Report abuse

As a registered democrat in the state of Maryland, I am PROUD to say that I did NOT vote foe any of the morons that represent my district (all democrats). I can't believe that these idiots get re-elected over and over. I mean, come on Maryland, do we really LIKE getting screwed on taxes? I'll take Virginia's car tax over higher sales tax, titling tax, and income taxes any day.

As far as slots go - bring them on. Can't be any trashier than KENO.

Posted by: Disgusted | November 14, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

That's it. I'm out of Maryland. Socialism has failed every time it has been tried, but the Maryland Democrats refuse to accept that and want to try it one more time. Don't they understand that all those cars backed up at the Wilson Bridge every morning are carrying Marylanders to Virginia where all the jobs are? Sad.

Posted by: Votingwithmyfeet | November 14, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

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