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The Cracks Appear

Governor O’Malley’s “three legged stool” strategy to solve the state’s “structural deficit”, i.e., tax increases, spending cuts, and slots, is beginning to look more like a clown on a unicycle.

Our own Brian Griffiths reports how the O’Malley approach to slots is decreasing their revenue potential.

O’Malley Watch reports on how the new tax package will change Maryland’s business climate from its current anemic 24th to a moribund 42d. Martin Watcher also reports that the Department of Legislative Services has produced yet another estimate of the cost of O’Gov’s health care boondoggle. $723 million. For those still bothering to keep score this is the fourth cost estimate that has been floated for this egregiously overreaching state program.






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