Did budget bill signed by MD governor contain unconstitutional provisions?

By Len Lazarick | Maryland Reporter

The key budget-balancing bill signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley last Thursday contained several unconstitutional provisions, including language exempting Carroll and Frederick counties from aspects of the rain tax.

That’s what Attorney General Doug Gansler told O’Malley in a letter the day before he signed the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2014, SB172. But the AG still said O’Malley could sign the bill.

The letter was first reported on Wednesday by the Conduit Street blog of the Maryland Association of Counties.

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