Monday, April 8, 2013

ROLL CALL: Maryland House & Senate Approve Millions in Tax Cuts for Lockheed // PLUS: Candidates Consider Impact on 2014

UPDATE: Shortly after posting this article, several Maryland Juice sources indicated that three lawmakers changed their votes before publication of the "official record." As a result, the unofficial verified tally we published below needs to be updated. The affected lawmakers are: Del. Wendell Beitzel (District 1A Republican), Del. Ron George (District 30 Republican), and Del. Sheila Hixson (District 20 Democrat).
Delegates Beitzel and George switched from "no" votes to "yes" votes in support of the Lockheed welfare bill. Delegate Hixson's vote switched from a "yes" vote to a "no" vote against the Lockheed welfare bill. Below we provide an updated version of the Lockheed welfare roll call and analysis below. We also provide a screencap of the original roll call, so that you can see the adjustments.

Today the Maryland House of Delegates passed a multimillion dollar corporate welfare bill for Pentagon contractor Lockheed Martin. The taxpayer handout was approved in a 102-35 vote in the State House, over the objections of advocacy organizations who claim to have generated thousands of constituent emails urging lawmakers to reject the proposal. The vote was a similarly lopsided 37-9 a few weeks ago in the State Senate, but in both chambers Republicans and Democrats alike crossed the aisle to cut taxes for the cash-flush multinational corporation. Apparently the two parties can agree on something!


ROLL CALL & ANALYSIS: Below Maryland Juice produces the full House & Senate roll call on the Lockheed welfare bill (sorted by legislative district), along with a few quick analyses and insights into the bizarre voting patterns that emerged on the issue. Indeed, there are some interesting political dynamics embedded within the Lockheed vote. Here are a few highlights from the roll call:
  • BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR LOCKHEED WELFARE, BUT GOP MORE OPPOSED - In the Maryland House, the Lockheed welfare bill passed in a 102 to 35 vote. The 35 votes against corporate welfare came from 24 Democrats and 11 Republicans. But it is worth noting that between the two parties, a larger percentage of GOP House members voted against the Lockheed bill than Democrats (26% of Republicans vs 24% of Democrats). Indeed, Maryland Dems should feel more shame than they seem to about approving such a crass corporate giveaway.

  • HALF OF MOCO'S HOUSE MEMBERS VOTED AGAINST THE LOCKHEED BILL - Notably, the Lockheed welfare bill was mysteriously filed as a statewide bill this year even though it only impacts a single facility in Montgomery County. Ordinarily, such a bill would be considered a local bill and deference would be given to lawmakers representing Montgomery County. But it appears that MoCo's legislative delegation was extremely divided on whether to give a handout to Lockheed - even though the company is headquartered there. 3 of 8 MoCo Senators and 12 of 24 MoCo Delegates voted against the Lockheed plan. Here's a fascinating round-up showing how Montgomery County's all-Democratic delegation voted:
    • DISTRICT 14 - NO: Sen. Karen Montgomery & Del. Eric Luedtke; YES: Del. Anne Kaiser & Del. Craig Zucker
    • DISTRICT 15 - NO: Nobody; YES: Sen. Rob Garagiola, Del. Kathleen Dumais, Del. Brian Feldman & Del. Aruna Miller
    • DISTRICT 16 - NO: Sen. Brian Frosh, Del. Bill Frick & Del. Susan Lee; YES: Del. Ariana Kelly
    • DISTRICT 17 - NO: Del. Luiz Simmons;  YES: Sen. Jennie Forehand, Del. Kumar Barve & Del. Jim Gilchrest
    • DISTRICT 18 - NO: Del. Al Carr & Del. Jeff Waldstreicher;  YES: Sen. Rich Madaleno, NOT VOTING: Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez
    • DISTRICT 19 - NO: Del. Sam Arora, Del. Bonnie Cullison & Del. Ben Kramer, YES: Sen. Roger Manno
    • DISTRICT 20 - NO: Sen. Jamie Raskin, Del. Sheila Hixson, Del. Tom Hucker & Del. Heather Mizeur; YES: Nobody
    • DISTRICT 39 - NO: Nobody; YES: Sen. Nancy King, Del. Charles Barkley, Del. Kirill Reznik & Del. Shane Robinson 

  • EVERY MOCO LAWMAKER SEEKING HIGHER OFFICE VOTED AGAINST LOCKHEED WELFARE - It is worth noting that every single Montgomery County lawmaker who is seriously weighing a 2014 run for higher office voted against the Lockheed welfare plan. Sen. Brian Frosh & Del. Bill Frick are both running for Attorney General and voted against the handout. Del. Susan Lee is seeking Frosh's State Senate seat and also voted against the Lockheed plan. Notably, all three of these lawmakers represent the area encompassing Lockheed's headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Likewise, Del. Heather Mizeur is running for Governor and voted against the Lockheed bill, as did Del. Luiz Simmons, who is rumored to be preparing for a 2014 State Senate campaign. 

  • THREE OUT OF 4 ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATES VOTED AGAINST LOCKHEED BILL - At last count, there were at least four Democrats plotting runs for 2014 Attorney General: Sen. Brian Frosh and Delegates Aisha Braveboy, Jon Cardin & Bill Frick. Frosh, Braveboy and Frick all voted against the Lockheed plan, leaving Del. Cardin as the lone Lockheed supporter in the AG's race.

  • TWO SPONSORS OF LOCKHEED BILL VOTED AGAINST IT - Notably, two sponsors of the Lockheed welfare plan voted against their own bill: Delegates Bill Frick and Eric Luedtke. Luedtke may have been swayed by the pleas of some of his supporters to reject the bill, but Frick's "no" vote is more interesting -- because by many accounts he was the early driving force behind the bill in the House. Maryland Juice thinks 2014 may have something to do with this change, but what do I know.... This outcome was foreshadowed by the House Ways & Means Committee vote on the Lockheed bill, where both Frick & Luedtke surprised observers by voting against the welfare bill. 

NOTE: If Gov. Martin O'Malley signs this ridiculous corporate tax cut into law, Montgomery County officials will be forced to forgo $4.5 million in revenue every ten years in perpetuity. Notably, Lockheed Martin is already getting reimbursed by the Feds for the tax payments they are now trying to avoid paying. Maryland Juice asked a few MoCo politicos to weigh in on this matter, including some County Councilmembers and potential 2014 House candidates. We'll publish their commentary in part 2 of this article soon. In the meantime, check out the Lockheed roll call below -- we'll eventually post it permanently at www.LockheedWelfare.com:

LOCKHEED MARTIN WELFARE BILL 
BELOW: FULL MARYLAND HOUSE & SENATE ROLL CALL



DISTRICT 1 (Allegany, Garrett & Washington Counties)
  • Sen. George Edwards (District 1 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Wendell Beitzel (District 1A Republican) - NO YES
  • Del. Kevin Kelly (District 1B Democrat) - YES
  • Del. LeRoy Myers (District 1C Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 2 (Washington County)
  • Sen. Chris Shank (District 2 Republican - YES
  • Del. Andrew Serafini (District 2A Republican) - YES
  • Del. Neil Parrott (District 2B Republican) - YES
  • Del. John Donoghue (District 2C Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 3 (Frederick & Washington Counties)
  • Sen. Ron Young (District 3 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Galen Clagett (District 3A Democrat) - NOT VOTING
  • Del. Patrick Hogan (District 3A Republican) - NO
  • Del. Michael Hough (District 3B Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 4 (Frederick & Carroll Counties)
  • Sen. David Brinkley (District 4 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Kathy Afzali (District 4A Republican) - YES
  • Del. Kelly Schulz (District 4A Republican) - NO
  • Del. Don Elliott (District 4B Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 5 (Baltimore County & Carroll County)
  • Sen. Joseph Getty (District 5 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Justin Ready (District 5A Republican) - YES
  • Del. Nancy Stocksdale (District 5A Republican) - NO
  • Del Wade Kach (District 5B Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 6 (Baltimore County)
  • Sen. Norm Stone (District 6 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Joseph Minnick (District 6 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. John Olszewski (District 6 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Michael Weir (District 6 Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 7 (Baltimore & Harford Counties)
  • Sen. J.B. Jennings (District 7 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Richard Impallaria (District 7 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Pat McDonough (District 7 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Kathy Szeliga (District 7 Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 8 (Baltimore County)
  • Sen. Katherine Klausmeier (District 8 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Joseph Boteler (District 8 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Eric Bromwell (District 8 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. John Cluster (District 8 Republican) - NO

DISTRICT 9 (Carroll & Howard Counties)
  • Sen. Allan Kittleman (District 9 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Gail Bates (District 9A Republican) - YES
  • Del. Warren Miller (District 9A Republican) - YES
  • Del. Susan Krebs (District 9B Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 10 (Baltimore County)
  • Sen. Delores Kelley (District 10 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Emmett Burns (District 10 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Adrienne Jones (District 10 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (District 10 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 11 (Baltimore County)
  • Sen. Bobby Zirkin (District 11 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Jon Cardin (District 11 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Dan Morhaim (District 11 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Dana Stein (District 11 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 12 (Baltimore County & Howard County)
  • Sen. Ed Kasemeyer (District 12 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Steve DeBoy  (District 12A Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Jim Malone (District 12A Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Liz Bobo (District 12B Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 13 (Howard County)
  • Sen. James Robey (District 13 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Guy Guzzone (District 13 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Shane Pendergrass (District 13 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Frank Turner (District 13 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 14 (Montgomery County)
  • Sen. Karen Montgomery (District 14 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Anne Kaiser (District 14 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Eric Luedtke (District 14 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Craig Zucker (District 14 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 15 (Montgomery County)
  • Sen. Rob Garagiola (District 15 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Kathleen Dumais (District 15 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Brian Feldman (District 15 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Aruna Miller (District 15 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 16 (Montgomery County)
  • Sen. Brian Frosh (District 16 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Bill Frick (District 16 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Ariana Kelly (District 16 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Susan Lee (District 16 Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 17 (Montgomery County)
  • Sen. Jennie Forehand (District 17 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Kumar Barve (District 17 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Jim Gilchrist (District 17 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Luiz Simmons (District 17 Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 18 (Montgomery County)
  • Sen. Rich Madaleno (District 18 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Al Carr (District 18 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez (District 18 Democrat) - NOT VOTING
  • Del. Jeff Waldstreicher (District 18 Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 19 (Montgomery County)
  • Sen. Roger Manno (District 19 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Sam Arora (District 19 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Bonnie Cullison (District 19 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Ben Kramer (District 19 Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 20 (Montgomery County)
  • Sen. Jamie Raskin (District 20 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Sheila Hixson (District 20 Democrat) - YES NO
  • Del. Tom Hucker (District 20 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Heather Mizeur (District 20 Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 21 (Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties)
  • Sen. Jim Rosapepe (District 21 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Ben Barnes (District 21 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Barbara Frush (District 21 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk (District 21 Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 22 (Prince George's County)
  • Sen. Paul Pinsky (District 22 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Tawanna Gaines (District 22 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Anne Healey (District 22 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Alonzo Washington (District 22 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 23 (Prince George's County)
  • Sen. J.J. Peters (District 23 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. James Hubbard (District 23A Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith (District 23A Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Marvin Holmes (District 23B Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 24 (Prince George's County)
  • Sen. Joanne Benson (District 24 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Carolyn Howard (District 24 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Darren Swain (District 24 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Michael Vaughn (District 24 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 25 (Prince George's County)
  • Sen. Ulysses Currie (District 25 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Aisha Braveboy (District 25 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Dereck Davis (District 25 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Melony Griffith (District 25 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 26 (Prince George's County)
  • Sen. Anthony Muse (District 26 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Veronica Turner (District 26 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Kriselda Valderrama (District 26 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Jay Walker (District 26 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 27 (Calvert & Prince George's Counties)
  • Sen. Mike Miller (District 27 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. James Proctor (District 27A Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Joe Vallario (District 27A Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Mark Fisher (District 27B Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 28 (Charles County)
  • Sen. Mac Middleton (District 28 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Sally Jameson (District 28 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Peter Murphy (District 28 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. C. T. Wilson (District 28 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 29 (Calvert, Charles & St. Mary's Counties)
  • Sen. Roy Dyson (District 29 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. John Wood (District 29A Democrat) - YES
  • Del. John Bohanan (District 29B Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Tony O'Donnell (District 29C Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 30 (Anne Arundel County)
  • Sen. John Astle (District 30 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Mike Busch (District 30 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Ron George (District 30 Republican) - NO YES
  • Del. Herb McMillan (District 30 Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 31 (Anne Arundel County)
  • Sen. Bryan Simonaire (District 31 Republican) - NO
  • Del. Don Dwyer (District 31 Republican) - EXCUSED (ABSENT)
  • Del. Nic Kipke (District 31 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Steve Schuh (District 31 Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 32 (Anne Arundel County)
  • Sen. Ed DeGrange (District 32 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Pamela Beidle (District 32 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Mary Ann Love (District 32 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Theodore Sophocleus (District 32 Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 33 (Anne Arundel County)
  • Sen. Ed Reilly (District 33 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Tony McConkey (District 33A Republican) - NO
  • Del. Kathy Vitale (District 33A Republican) - NO
  • Del. Robert Costa (District 33B Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 34 (Cecil & Harford Counties)
  • Sen. Nancy Jacobs (District 34 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Glen Glass (District 34A Republican) - YES
  • Del. Mary-Dulany James (District 34A Democrat) - YES
  • Del. David Rudolph (District 34B Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 35 (Harford County)
  • Sen. Barry Glassman (District 35 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Wayne Norman (District 35A Republican) - YES
  • Del. Donna Stifler (District 35A Republican) - YES
  • Del. Susan McComas (District 35B Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 36 (Caroline, Cecil, Kent & Queen Anne's Counties)
  • Sen. E.J. Pipkin (District 36 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Stephen Hershey (District 36 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Jay Jacobs (District 36 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Michael Smigiel (District 36 Republican) - NO

DISTRICT 37 (Caroline, Dorchester, Talbot & Wicomico Counties)
  • Sen. Richard Colburn (District 37 Republican) - YES
  • Del. Rudolph Cane (District 37A Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Adelaide Eckardt (District 37B Republican) - YES
  • Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (District 37B Republican) - YES

DISTRICT 38 (Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties)
  • Sen. Jim Mathias (District 38 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Charles Otto (District 38A Republican) - NO
  • Del. Norm Conway (District 38B Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Mike McDermott (District 38B Republican) - NO

DISTRICT 39 (Montgomery County)
  • Sen. Nancy King (District 39 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Charles Barkley (District 39 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Kirill Reznik (District 39 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Shane Robinson (District 39 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 40 (Baltimore City)
  • Sen. Catherine Pugh (District 40 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Frank Conaway, Jr. (District 40 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Barbara Robinson (District 40 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Shawn Tarrant (District 40 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 41 (Baltimore City)
  • Sen. Lisa Gladden (District 41 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Jill Carter (District 41 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Nathaniel Oaks (District 41 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Sandy Rosenberg (District 41 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 42 (Baltimore County)
  • Sen. Jim Brochin (District 42 Democrat) - NO
  • Del. Susan Aumann (District 42 Republican) - NO
  • Del. Bill Frank (District 42 Republican) - NO
  • Del. Stephen Lafferty (District 5 Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 43 (Baltimore City)
  • Sen. Joan Carter Conway (District 43 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Curt Anderson (District 43 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Maggie McIntosh (District 43 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Mary Washington (District 43 Democrat) - NO

DISTRICT 44 (Baltimore City)
  • Sen. Verna Jones-Rodwell (District 44 Democrat) - NOT VOTING
  • Del. Keith Haynes (District 44 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Keiffer Mitchell (District 44 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Melvin Stukes (District 44 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 45 (Baltimore City)
  • Sen. Nate McFadden (District 45 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Talmadge Branch (District 45 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Cheryl Glenn (District 45 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Nina Harper (District 45 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 46 (Baltimore City)
  • Sen. Bill Ferguson (District 46 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Luke Clippinger (District 46 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Peter Hammen (District 46 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Brian McHale (District 46 Democrat) - YES

DISTRICT 47 (Prince George's County)
  • Sen. Victor Ramirez (District 47 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Jolene Ivey (District 47 Democrat) - YES
  • Del. Doyle Niemann (District 47 Democrat) - NOT VOTING
  • Del. Michael Summers (District 47 Democrat) - YES



Below you can see the uncorrected roll call that was released prior to publication of the "official" record:



MORE ANALYSIS OF THE 2013 LEGISLATIVE SESSION SOON!

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