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Coming Up in Maryland Politics

Coming up this week in Maryland politics:


* The county executives in both Prince George's and Montgomery Counties will announce their annual budget proposals today. Both counties are struggling with slower revenue growth because of the faltering economy. Prince George's Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) will speak at 2 p.m., at Prince George's Office of Information Technology, 9201 Basil Court, Suite 250, Largo. Montgomery Executive Isiah Leggett (D) will brief the council on his budget Monday at 8:30 a.m. in the executive's conference room, 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville, before a press conference at 10 a.m.

* The House of Delegates in Annapolis takes up the state budget this week. The Senate passed its version last Friday; the House starts debate on Wednesday. The two chambers will go to conference to negotiate their differences starting next week.


* A County Council District 5 debate sponsored by People for Change, the Maryland Black Mayors and the Greater Beltway Coalition will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fairmount Heights Municipal Center, 6100 Jost Street Fairmount Heights. A primary election for the seat will be held April 1, with the general election following on May 6.

By Anne Bartlett  |  March 17, 2008; 6:52 AM ET
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I said in the 2006 camapign for county executive that, "A vote for Ike Leggett is a vote to raise your own taxes." How true!

He voted for the largest tax increase in county history in the early 1990's---a 20% piggyback income tax increase.

He called for tax increases last year to fill a "deficit," in a state budget that was 8.5% larger than last year even though he knew that most of the increase would come from Montgomery County. He proposed no cuts to the state budget.

Now he wants to exceed the charter property tax limit that he helped put n place with Mr. Robert Denny. Last night the Fennel for County Council campaign talked the widow of Mr. Denny who was "disappointed to say the least," that Mr. Leggett was exceed ing the charter limit.

The Post-Leggett tax increase team knows this property tax increase will increase by hundreds the number of foreclosures n Montgomery County. That is why they censor every time my attempts to post on the names (from public records) of those facing foreclosure proceedings n Montgomery County. The Post-Leggett tax increase team knows that this property tax hike will cause thousands to vote with their feet and leave Montgomery County.SAVE OUR HOMES!

Posted by: Robin Ficker, Broker Robin Realty | March 17, 2008 8:13 AM | Report abuse

The Dow is down 200 more points and we are n a recession. The reaction of the Montgomery County Executive? Raise Property Taxes! Screw the Public.

Posted by: You don't have to be smart to be County Executive | March 17, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

I am sure the current economic crisis has nothing to do with the 8 years of Republican administration in Washington and Maryland is still reeling from the 4 years of Ehrlich neglect.

So what is the first response of radical Republican activists? Blame the new Democratic County Executive. Yeah, it's his fault for trying to pick-up the pieces of Republican neglect. Rants from Ficker should be worn as badges of honor. They are the result of someone trying to do something on behalf of the public.

I got news for everyone. Taxes have been around since biblical times and they will always be around. When you die, you can't take it with you. GET OVER IT!

Posted by: Anonymous | March 17, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Get over it. There is always foreclosure or you can move. Computer, sales, income, car, corporate and now property tax increases. Hikes in Metro, water, electricity fees. Get over it and let us raise gasoline taxes too and then blame anybody but ourselves!

Posted by: Get over it | March 17, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

So Ike Leggett considers exceeding the charter limit on property taxes a, "badge of honor." Ike you want to raise the gasoline tax too. I hope you don't get that decoration., for our own sake.

Posted by: Robin Ficker Broker Robin Realty | March 17, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Excessive government spending and the associated high levels of taxation to support it, is more a function of one party being in power, than political ideology.

In Montgomery County one party has a complete monopoly on power.

Vote Fennel for Property Tax Relief!

Mark D. Fennel

Posted by: VOTEFENNEL4COUNTYCOUNCIL | March 17, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

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