Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Prince George's County Council Budget Hearing

On April 28th, I had the privilege of testifying before the Prince George’s County Council during its fiscal year 2016 budget hearing. I warned the County Council that its proposed budget includes a 50 percent increase in telecommunication taxes that would negatively affect the County residents.

Not only would this tax increase require Prince George's County residents to pay the second highest wireless tax and fee burden in the country (when including state and federal taxes), but it would disincentivize wireless Internet Service Providers from investing and innovating within the County. This proposal should be rejected because this tax increase would also greatly and negatively impact poor residents who want to connect to the Internet.

Check out this blog for more on the proposal.