DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House has approved series of proposals by Democratic Gov. Jack 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.