February 11, 2008
On Wednesday, the Washington County delegation in Annapolis started its weekly meeting a little early. This allowed lawmakers to talk among themselves about bills requested by the Washington County Commissioners, before the commissioners arrived. As delegation members were knee-deep in a debate about a proposed change in the county's excise tax, Commissioner James F. Kercheval walked in, with other county officials behind him. With tongue in cheek, Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., the delegation chairman, announced, "We have a motion and a second to eliminate all taxes in Washington County.