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Maryland Republicans Release Alternative State Budget Proposal

March 14th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland House Republican caucus released an alternative state budget proposal- a plan offered on behalf of the 43 members of the minority caucus in the House. Democrats control both the chambers in the Maryland General Assembly. Republicans routinely criticize Maryland budget proposals for spending more than the state can afford. Last week, the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee approved changes to Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget plan. The changes would raise Maryland income taxes and split teacher pension costs with local governments over four years. Under that plan, the state could divert income tax money earmarked for counties to school systems, if the state determines a county is not adequately funding public schools. State Senator Allan Kittleman says he can’t support a budget that calls for tax hikes…

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