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O’Malley Hints at Raising New Revenue

August 23rd, 2011 by WCBC Radio

While the primary theme of Maryland Governor  Martin O’Malley’s address to county officials over the weekend was job creation- he hinted on several occasions about the need to “be open” to raising new revenue to address the state’s budget deficit next year. O’Malley spoke Saturday at the Maryland Association of Counties conference in Ocean City. O’Malley, a Democrat, also says he would rather tackle new tax proposals during the General Assembly’s regular 90-day session, which begins in January, instead of the special session on congressional redistricting scheduled for October. Earlier this month, he did say that he would be open to the idea of a tax proposal being considered in the special session. On the subject of the news for new jobs, O’Malley is asking each county to prioritize projects designed to create jobs so that the state can begin to work toward eliminating any obstacles to those efforts coming to fruition…

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