“Doomsday Budget” Talk In Annapolis

Speaking to press on Tuesday, Senate president Mike Miller spoke of various options facing the Senate and General Assembly, speaking of the potential for a cuts-driven budgeting approach if alternatives are not included in a fiscal package.

WYPR Radio from Baltimore has an audio coverage of the Senate President’s comments, listen online or read the article’s text online here.

The Baltimore Sun also covered the discussion – from its coverage:

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Tuesday morning that the Senate, House and governor are have different ideas about how to close the state’s $1 billion projected budget shortfall, and he’s planning to send several options to the floor including a “doomsday” plan made up entirely by cuts.

Miller said he’s also considering a budget plan that would involve “different revenues” than those Gov. Martin O’Malley suggested in his spending plan, but did not specify what any would be.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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