ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation say the governor’s legislative agenda is good for the economy and the environment, but falls short on funding.

Alison Prost, the foundation’s Maryland executive director, issued a statement Tuesday saying bills introduced by Gov. Martin O’Malley will sustain important efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways if approved by the General Assembly. Prost says legislation that would steer growth to existing communities that already have roads, sewers and other infrastructure will save money and improve communities while protecting the environment.

However, Prost says more money is needed than the additional $28 million in capital spending for storm water projects in the governor’s budget. She called for an even bigger increase in the Bay Restoration Fund or requiring local communities to collect stormwater fees.

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

Comments (3)
  1. Dinger says:

    How is overspending “good for the economy”?

  2. Meeee says:

    We’re running out of money what do we do???

    Print more and tax more. I know how to fix it spend the money in which it was taxed for. Easy solution for the bay… Pay people to start estuarys and breeding grounds for crabs and oysters instead of them actually crabbing and raking oysters(something the stimulus should have been used for not expanding I-70 or 404 or temp jobs as it should be called)… Or we can keep giving money to groups that have to pay a lot of people before one shovel hits dirt… O’malley must be stopped, he’s driving this state like a 747 jet into the side of a mountain.

  3. Stupidity Rules says:

    What else would they say since he holds their purse strings.

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