ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley isn’t ruling out tax proposals during October’s special session on legislative redistricting.

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O’Malley said Wednesday 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 on Aug. 20.

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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.


O’Malley says the process of the debt-cutting compromise in Congress is making the planning for state budgets very challenging.


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