Poole votes against tax cut
ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday that would seek a cut in the state property tax, but one Washington County lawmaker balked at the plan.
Del. D. Bruce Poole, a Democrat, said the measure, which asks the state Board of Public Works to reduce the property tax next year by 5 cents, benefits wealthy landowners more than those who own smaller homes or those who rent.
"That is just wrong. It's wrong, it's wrong, it's wrong," said Poole, of Beaver Creek.
Poole was one of 16 House members to vote against the proposal, which now goes to the state Senate for approval. The remaining five members of Washington County's House delegation were among the 114 who voted in support.