ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland senator Richard Colburn (R-37), a member of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, predicts that two controversial tax hikes proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley will not pass. Colburn believes that neither the proposed addition of sales tax to the cost of gasoline or a reduction in the home mortgage interest deduction will pass the legislature.
"Economics 101 says you don’t raise taxes during a recession," Colburn said.
Colburn also predicts a proposed increase in the regular gas tax will fail as well. However, he cautions voters that other tax hikes could come as the Democrat-controlled legislature struggles to balance the FY 2013 budget.