Stateline has a, well, interesting take on Governor O’Malley’s current situation:
Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the nation’s first statewide “living wage” law and froze state tuitions, but he, like Patrick, is facing a stark budgetary reality. “He’s in ‘band-aid’ mode about the structural budget deficit, trying to pull it off slowly instead of just making the case for the new taxes needed, raising them, and moving forward,” one Democratic observer said.
I would love to know who this “observer” is. Because, while O’Malley may not have explicitly come out and talk about the need for new taxes, his compadres in the Democratic Party certainly have been. And O’Malley has been talking about the need to create more revenue, so it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out what the administration is going to propose in the not too distant future, particularly given the administration’s reticence to actually make meaningful spending cuts…