Delaware House approves permanent tax increases

By Associated Press 9:34am, March 22, 2013 - Updated 11:12am, March 22, 2013
The state House has approved series of proposals by Gov. Markell to make several recession-era tax increases permanent.

The tax increases were approved Thursday on party line votes in the Democrat-controlled House.

Rep. John Atkins of Millsboro, a former Republican, was the only Democrat who joined GOP lawmakers in voting against the measures.

Two of the bills keep increases in corporate franchise and estate taxes that were approved in 2009 from expiring after four years as lawmakers had said they would.

Two other bills would similarly make increases in personal income and gross receipts permanent rather than letting them expire as promised in 2009, but with slight modifications.

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