ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland state parks are set to get nearly $23 million under a proposal by Gov. Martin O’Malley.

O’Malley, a Democrat, made the announcement Friday at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis. Some of the money will go toward energy efficient upgrades and stormwater management improvements.

About $14 million for the parks will be in O’Malley’s proposed capital budget for the next fiscal year. The O’Malley administration says about $8.7 million will come from the Department of Natural Resources annual transfer tax allocation for projects to improve infrastructure.

O’Malley has been making announcements this week that relate to an aggressive capital budget he plans to use to help spur job growth.

The administration says this year’s capital budget will support about 22,000 jobs in Maryland.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Ashley Horner Crooks says:

    How is anybody going to be able to afford to drive to the parks since O’Malley wants to raise the gas tax?

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