The 2019 Legislative Session is history with adjournment occurring at midnight on Wednesday, June 5. There were a number of significant issues addressed this year while some business was left unfinished. A Special Session has been called by the leadership of the General Assembly to address a number of unresolved issues such as school construction and bonding. It is expected that the Governor will also issue his own call for a Special Session that will include tolls, transportation infrastructure enhancements and economic development.
Most importantly, the General Assembly passed a two-year, $43 billion budget that eliminates a projected $3.7 billion deficit with a combination of spending cuts and tax increases. The new revenues include extending the sales tax to parking, dry cleaning and other items; a one percent tax on prepared foods and a so-called “mansion tax” of one percent on sales of homes over $2.5 million.
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