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Trust But Verify
Campus Report ^ | January 18, 2008 | Don Irvine

Posted on 01/21/2008 7:53:12 AM PST by bs9021

Trust But Verify

by: Don Irvine, January 18, 2008

As the legislative session began in Maryland, Montgomery County officials were surprised to discover that the school construction funds that they were expecting from the state fell far short of expectations, about $35 million short to be exact. What happened?

Well, apparently Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett brokered a deal with Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley to get some of his county’s lawmakers to support O’Malley’s special November session agenda which included the largest tax increase in Maryland history in return for increased school construction funding.

Leggett was so sure of this amount that he even alluded to it in his State of the County address last month. Since there is still time to adjust the numbers Leggett is still holding out hope that he will get his promised number.

He shouldn’t hold his breath though with the state facing a large deficit the governor doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room ...

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreportonline.net ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: deficit; montgomerycounty; omalley; schooldistrict

1 posted on 01/21/2008 7:53:13 AM PST by bs9021
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To: bs9021

The Maryland governor and legislature just passed the largest tax increase in the history of the state yet they still face a budget shortfall? WTH is going on over there?


2 posted on 01/21/2008 7:54:55 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: bs9021
It looks like Leggett has been burned by the governor.

Well, the good Democratic voters of Montgomery County DID elect this fool to his exalted office.

3 posted on 01/21/2008 7:58:00 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (“We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!” --Duncan Hunter)
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To: bs9021; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


4 posted on 01/21/2008 2:40:04 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I resolve to remember to write "08" on my checks.)
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