As Chair of the Senate Budget & Taxation committee, Ed Kasemeyer understands the budget and has been a leader in reducing the budget over this term. During his current term, Ed has led the State in cutting over $5.5 billion from the state budget and reducing unnecessary spending whenever possible. Ed Kasemeyer has the knowledge and experience necessary to achieve consensus and make the difficult decisions necessary to pass a balanced budget. Indeed, under his leadership, the budget for Fiscal Year 2011 was less than the budget for Fiscal Year 2007, when this term began. It is the first time in over 40 years that this has happened and Ed led the way to fiscal responsibility.
Ed Kasemeyer understands the impact of taxes on business and he has consistently fought to make Maryland better for business. Most notably, in 2008, Ed stood up for the growing computer service industry and voted to repeal a tax that would have been imposed on this industry alone. Ed knows the conditions needed to foster job creation and will continue to fight for the business-friendly climate that Maryland needs.