How 1 percent became 9 percent is a problem that more math class will help solve! Translation: one out of 10 taxpayers will be subject to a stealth tax increase. This not what Gov. Larry Hogan wanted, this not what the legislature should do unless prepared to face the law of unintended consequences such as taxpayer revolt in high property tax areas, increased difficulties to attract and retain professionals in high tax Baltimore City, and ballot box upsets in November.
Nine percent is a number large enough to sway elections. Being part on the 9 percent, at the ballot box, I shall remember the vote taken by my delegates and senator. Perhaps others should, too.