New Taxes on Rich in the District?

April 29, 2010  |  

(Washington Post) — The D.C. Council will consider tax increases in the coming weeks to close a $550 million budget gap, including higher income taxes on the wealthy and new levies on liquor, soda, parking, pet grooming, club memberships and theater tickets.  Concerned that the budget that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) proposed last month cuts too deeply in some areas and endangers the city’s credit rating, many council members said Wednesday that they see no alternative but to find other revenue sources. But some members still hope to avoid an election year tax increase.

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