Roll Call! Senate Approves $36 Million in New Taxes (22-7), 2015

Roll Call Graphic
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Passed
in the State Senate on April 30, 2015 by a vote of
22-7 
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Purpose: This bill is the principle revenue raising vehicle to fund the FY2016 budget.
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Analysis: Those voting YES approved $36 million in new and increased taxes on Vermonters.
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The bill’s tax increases include limiting Vermonters’ home mortgage deductions to 12%, disallowing charitable deductions to out of state organizations or those that do not serve Vermonters, a 2.5% tax increase on satellite TV (taking roughly  $2.5 million), and expanding Vermont’s 6% sales tax to sweetened beverages.
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Those voting NO opposed these tax increases.
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Senate Journal, Thursday, April 30, 2015. “Thereupon, third reading of the bill was ordered on a roll call, Yeas 22, Nays 7.” (Read the Journal, p. 1032-1233)
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Related Material:
JFO Budget Summary

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How They Voted

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Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) – YES
Claire Ayer (D-Addison) – YES
Becca Balint (D-Windham) –  YES
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – YES
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) – NO
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – YES
John Campbell (D-Windsor) – YES
Brian Campion (D-Bennington) – YES
Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) – NO
Ann Cummings (D-Washington) – YES
Dustin Degree (R-Franklin) – NO
William Doyle (R-Washington) – NO
Margaret Flory (R-Rutland) – NO
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) – NO
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – YES
Anthony Pollina (P/D/W-Washington) – YES
John Rodgers (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Richard Sears (D-Bennington) – YES
Diane Snelling (R-Chittenden) – YES
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Michael Sirotkin (D-Chittenden) – YES
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – ABSENT
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – YES
David Zuckerman (P-Chittenden) – YES

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