No new taxes this year, claims Maryland governor

By Len Lazarick | Maryland Reporter

Little news is expected from Thursday’s State of the State address, since the governor’s final budget and legislative package have been rolled out.

But along with the usual talk of “tough choices” and “moving forward,” Gov. Martin O’Malley is likely to tout that he balanced his proposed fiscal 2015 budget with “no new taxes or fees” — the first time in six years he can say that.

Thank God, most Marylanders would agree, but not Vinny DeMarco, persistent advocate of higher taxes on cigarettes and booze for the sake of public health as president of Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative.

at Maryland Reporter.

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