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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Committee Approves 4% Maryland Budget Hike For Next Year

The General Assembly’s Spending Affordability Committee recommended Wednesday that next year’s state budget be allowed to grow by 4% and Maryland’s debt limit be allowed to increase $75 million to $1.16 billion next year.

The recommendations, which are not binding on the governor but are often followed, were approved by the joint committee of legislative and fiscal leaders on straight party-line votes. Republicans backed no increase in spending and no hike in the debt limit.

Sen. Richard Madaleno, a Montgomery County Democrat on the Budget & Taxation Committee, led the charge for higher spending, while Senate Minority Leader David Brinkley, a Frederick County Republican also on the budget committee, advocated for fiscal restraint.


Anonymous said...

Yeah right.
Wonder how long it will be before Dems are crying "poor mouth" again.
I guess it would be outrageous to suggest giving money back to taxpayers through a tax decrease.

Anonymous said...

Where's the money coming from?!

Or are they just going to foist another fee on us.....

Anonymous said...

Every year, there's a scary "structural deficit" that needs swift action to fix. And every year, they tax us more. Never once do they try spending less money.

Anonymous said...

The money will come from the debt ceiling rise.... borrow more to fund more waste we can be taxed to pay it your reps now stop this madness...WE WANT CUTS... REDUCTION ...LESS TAXES.. NOT MORE OF THE SAME OLD SAME OLD WASTE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Get rid of all of them!

Anonymous said...

AMEN, 5:11