No Tax Increase Means Dead Puppies and Kittens

Pretty predictable, but when compared to the Governor’s slots gambit utterly banal and amateurish.

The economic promise for Maryland of military base realignment could falter if lawmakers fail to approve tax increases the O’Malley administration is seeking to upgrade highways and transit systems, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown warned yesterday.

Speaking at a meeting of Cabinet secretaries, Brown added an inability to cope with base-related growth to the litany of dire consequences that state officials say could befall Maryland if Gov. Martin O’Malley’s package of tax increases and revisions is not adopted.

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