ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is warning lawmakers this will be one of the most contentious sessions ever in terms of dealing with the budget.
Miller, D-Calvert, on Friday outlined budget work that remains in flux.READ MORE: Dundalk High School Teacher Charged With Assaulting 2 Students
Senators are finding plenty of disagreement with Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposals to find more revenue to tackle a $1.1 billion deficit, so they’re working on their own.
Miller says senators are exploring a way to phase in O’Malley’s proposed split of teacher pension costs with counties over more than one year, instead of doing it all at once.READ MORE: Baltimore-Odesa Sister City Committee Aims To Raise $500K For Ukraine In A Week
Miller says an income tax increase is under consideration, as well as more budget cuts.
More pieces of the budget puzzle should fill in next week as senators begin making decisions on changes.MORE NEWS: UMMS Employees Learn To Intervene, Save Lives On National Stop The Bleed Day
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