Delaware Lame-Duck Governor Markell get’s shut down re: wanting to eliminate school tax discounts for seniors

Lawmakers balk at reducing tax breaks for seniors Jonathan Starkey, The News Journal

Lawmakers on the General Assembly’s powerful Joint Finance Committee pushed back against Gov. Jack Markell’s plan to cut $12.6 million in property tax breaks for seniors to help balance his $3.9 billion budget.

Markell proposed cutting in half the $500 state subsidy paid to seniors to offset property tax bills. But as budget hearings began in Legislative Hall on Tuesday, lawmakers showed little appetite for going along with that plan.

“This is going to be one issue that’s going to be difficult to get through this body,” Sen. Bruce Ennis, a Smyrna Democrat, told Markell administration budget officials.

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3 responses to “Delaware Lame-Duck Governor Markell get’s shut down re: wanting to eliminate school tax discounts for seniors

  1. Your move, General Assembly.

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  2. Publius e decere

    The reality is that by cutting it the senior bloc will wholesale reject things needed, such as school referendums. Leverage, but not accretive. The $500 will deflate itself over time, just let it be. Markell is looking for tax revenues with a matchlight in a fuel depot. Whoever gave him this advice should be sent on extended leave.

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  3. lastDEconservative

    Methinks Beldar* had consumed mass quantities of … marihuana, er, marijuana, er, cannabis, perhaps, before taking aim at the only group more reliably found at the voting booth than his union members.

    (( * I never thought “Curly” was quite right as far as the look, and I certainly didn’t like giving offense to a true American icon; then I reviewed the pictures taken at the recent maker’s event where he propagandized us, and there it was, so obvious, Beldar … the cone shape, the absence of understanding of how this world works — bingo!))

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