They're at it again. The same politicians that raised your taxes 43 consecutive times during the O'Malley years have been meeting in secret to raise your taxes.
The so-called Kirwan Commission is the legislature's vehicle to push for MASSIVE state and local tax hikes - the largest in Maryland history - that will do little to increase student achievement.
The Maryland Department of Budget and Management estimates that the Kirwan Tax Hike plan will require a 39% increase in the personal income tax, an 89% increase in the sales tax, or a staggering 535% increase in the property tax. This would cost each Maryland family at least $6,200 in additional taxes per year.
Our administration is fighting to make sure money goes into the classrooms and not wasted in bureaucracy. We will continue to push for more accountability and continue to fight to root out corruption and mismanagement in our school systems.