It’s Official – Higher Taxes Session to Begin May 14th

ANNAPOLIS, MD – After weeks of conjecture Maryland governor Martin O’Malley has called a special session of the state legislature to begin on May 14th.

“There is too much at stake not to move forward,” O’Malley said in a statement. “I’m confident that we can come together with the Senate President and House Speaker to complete the most important work for the people of our State.”

The special session is being called to raise taxes so that additional spending may be implemented.  The regular session closed with the so-called “doomsday budget”.  Although the budget actually spends $700 million more than they FY 2012 budget, O’Malley and Democrats in the legislature assert that this budget actually represents cuts.

House Minority Leader Tony O’Donnell vowed that an anti-tax voice will be heard in the special session:

“I believe the citizens of Maryland — whether they’re Republicans or Democrats or independents — they’re on our side. I sense it. I feel it. I know it,” O’Donnell said.

Photo courtesy of the Annapolis Capital

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