We had a very fast-paced week here at the Capitol. With the first deadline rapidly approaching, Senators and House members alike are working to get their bills heard in committees. Read all about the past week in Capitol Update #9.
While I strongly support this exchange in concept, I see areas of improvement that I think should be addressed before it becomes law.
The larger bodies accepted the recommendations of the Joint Higher Ed committee and put forward the candidates that were approved last week. It was an example of bipartisan cooperation that I hope will set the stage for further collaboration this session. The final Regents selected to serve on the board are a diverse and well qualified group of individuals who I have no doubt will be instrumental in addressing the issues facing our University.
Q: If you learned, that by taxing all consumer goods and services (not business to business) we could lower the sales tax rate to 3% on everything, would you support that? This rate would be revenue neutral, not bringing in any additional dollars than the current rate, which is 6.5% and exempts most services, clothing and food.