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MD Senate Presidents Asks Senate To Consider “Doomsday Budget”

February 28th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Week eight of the 2012 Maryland General Assembly Session begins this week with the first hearings on a state budget. Tomorrow, the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee holds a hearing on a budget bill. On Thursday, the House Appropriations and Ways & Means Committees do the same. WBAL reports the starting point for the discussion is the $15.3-billion general fund budget the governor unveiled last month. It includes a series of tax increases and changes that will generate $311-million in new revenue, and $800-million in spending cuts. Senate President Mike Miller has asked senators to consider a "doomsday budget."  That budget would contain an additional $700-million in cuts, but it would contain none of the tax increases or changes in the governor budget, and it would not include a pension shift…

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