August 12th, 2011 by WCBC Radio
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley isn't ruling out tax proposals during October's special session on legislative redistricting. O'Malley said this week his administration has had several meetings on how the state will address a projected budget deficit of about $1 billion in the next fiscal year. O'Malley, a Democrat, says he will have more to say about the state's budget challenges during the Maryland Association of Counties meeting in Ocean City next week. The governor says it's only been about a week since the debt ceiling compromise was reached in Washington. As a result, O'Malley says conversations about how the state tackles its budget challenge have only recently started in earnest.