Sunday, February 15, 2009

PG Delegates attempting to reduce school share of telephone tax revenue

Comment:  When the Tax and Spend General Assembly voted to ignore the Prince George's County charter and the will of county voters and force a telephone tax (among the very highest in the nation) on Prince George's County residents, they justified their actions by claiming that the money would be used for the schools.  Now they want to reduce the school system's share to 80 of the revenue collected.  Once again they are demonstrating that PG Democratic politicians simply cannot be trusted to keep their promises about the use of money from new and increased taxes.

HB 1095  (PG 412-09)

Entitled: Prince George's County Telecommunications Tax - School Funding

Synopsis:

Requiring that 10% of the revenue from the Prince George's County sales and use tax on telecommunications service be used for operating expenditures of the Prince George's Community College; and altering the percentage of the revenues from the Prince George's County sales and use tax on telecommunications service that is required to be used for operating expenses of the Prince George's County school system.
(crossposted)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This bill was written to reduce the k-12 funds to 80% so that PGCC can have a piece of the pie. It's not like the General Assembly is trying to use this money for some maniacal purpose.

streiff said...

and what kind of pie, exactly, does PGCC plan on making that requires this money?

Given the achievement levels of PG kids one wonders why funding PGCC is a priority at all.

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