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
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.