State Senator Toi Hutchinson joined Democratic colleagues from both chambers of the General Assembly to discuss the push for a graduated income tax. She discussed the alternatives and didn't paint them in a favorable light.
She was joined in a Capitol Press Conference by State Senators Andy Manar and Don Harmon and State Reps Miek Zaleski and Arthur Turner. Manar says “Without a fair tax, nearly 17,000 seniors would lose access to Meals on Wheels, 13,000 families will be kicked off Early Intervention, and 2,300 women would lose access to lifesaving breast cancer screenings.
Manar said that despite Republican criticism of the fair tax proposal, GOP lawmakers have failed to put forth a plan of their own in the 36 days since the governor’s budget address.