Friday, September 14, 2007

Second try at sales tax increase fails

Today, the House put the 1 point increase in the sales tax up for a vote on the board. (This increase from 6% to 7% represents a 16% increase in the rate.) The board was open for abut 20 minutes. When they tried this Wednesday, they got 50 dem votes. Today, the got 44 before giving up and closing the board.

Stay tuned for updates.

2 comments:

Josh said...

Excellent news! Thanks for the update.

wolflady48884 said...

Representative Hoogendyk:

You are fantastic. I think I have said this before. Your blog is the bomb. It keeps me up on what is going on with the kids in Lansing.

Please Please run for Governor again and this time don't let the Republicans push you out of the way. You are the man for the job.

Did I say we love you in our house and you aren't even our Rep.