Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Not exactly what they had planned...

Senate Democratic Leader Don Williams, D-Brooklyn, finally sqeaked out t enough support from his caucusto pass the Democratic tax package that will, if it ever gets enacted into law, raise taxes on the state's richest residents, cigarette smokers, clothing buyers and those paying for funerals. It will provide some tax relief for the middle class.

The vote came a bit after 3 a.m. this morning...and the final vote tally was just 19-17. Five Democrats voted against the measure. That's five votes that Democrats will need if they have any hope of overriding the governor's planned veto.

With only a week to go in this year's legislative's not looking very promising that a compromise can be reached before midnight next Wednesday.


Blogger mccommas said...

Don Williams is jacking up taxes on coffins huh? I have not heard of this one…

Yeah dead people should be taxed more. After all they won’t need it anymore
; will they?

They probably all benefited unfairly in the 1980's!

Who knows? Maybe now even dead people will emigrate from Connecticut to be buried elsewhere to escape the new Donny Williams Death Tax.

7:26 AM  

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