Roll Call: Senate votes for $9.49 million misc. tax increase, 24-5, 2013

PASSED
in the State Senate on May 1, 2013
by a vote of

24-5 

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Purpose: This bill proposes to raise the revenue through various taxes to meet desired state spending goals. (Read the Bill)
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Analysis: Those who voted YES on this bill voted to increase miscellaneous taxes on Vermonters by $9.49 million. Specifically, they voted to require Vermonters with adjusted gross incomes of $125,000 per year or more to pay a minimum tax of 3 percent, and placed a $12,000 cap on mortgage deductions.
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This legislation also included a $75,000 tax credit for the wood products industry, and a $500 tax credit for investing in the Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan.
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It is worth noting that the Senate set out to raise $10 million as a revenue goal to meet their budget, but the package that they approved with this vote was $575,000 short of that goal.
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Senate Journal, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. “…Thereupon, the bill was read the third time and passed in concurrence with proposals of amendment on a roll call, Yeas 24, Nays 5….” (Read the Journal, p. 897-907)


How They Voted

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Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) -YES
Claire Ayer (D-Addison) – YES
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – YES
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) – NO
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – ABSENT
John Campbell (D-Windsor) – YES
Donald Collins (D-Franklin) – YES
Ann Cummings (D-Washington) – YES
William Doyle (R-Washington) – NO
Margaret Flory (R-Rutland) – NO
Sally Fox (D-Chittenden) – YES
Eldred French (D-Rutland) – YES
Peter Galbraith (D-Windham) – YES
Robert Hartwell (D-Bennington) – YES
M. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) – YES
Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden) – YES
Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) – YES
Richard Mazza (D-Chittenden-Grand Isle) – YES
Norman McAllister (R-Franklin) – NO
Richard McCormack (D-Windsor) – YES
Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland) – YES
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – YES
Anthony Pollina (P/D/W-Washington) – NO
John Rodgers (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Richard Sears (D-Bennington) – YES
Diane Snelling (R-Chittenden) – YES
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – YES
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – YES
David Zuckerman (P-Chittenden) – YES

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