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Md. Republicans criticize special session

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Republicans are denouncing tax increases in a budget deal proposed during a special session in Annapolis.

Lawmakers convened Monday for a special session that’s expected to last about three days.

Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and the Democratic House and Senate leaders have hashed out a budget deal that includes income tax increases for individuals making $100,000 or more and households making $150,000 or more.

O’Malley says the tax increases are needed to avoid cuts to education and other critical services. But Republicans say the state has a spending problem, not a revenue problem.

Sen. David Brinkley, R-Frederick, says the tax increases will attack job creators in the state. Delegate Kathy Afzali, R-Frederick, says people are leaving the state due to high taxes.

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  1. veronica collier

    WHAT A JOKE.THE REPUBLICANS SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME THEY ARE NOT GOING TO ACCOMPLISH NOTHING TODAY, EXCEPT COST THE TAX PAYERS MORE MONEY. THE BILL HAVE ALREADY BEEN DECIDED. WE WILL BE PAYING FOR THEIR TRANPORTATION, ROOM. FOOD, ETC. FOR 3 DAYS. WHY DON’T THEY GET SOME B–LS. THE DEMS. LIE SO MUCH,LOVE TO SPEND OUR MONEY, AND PUT US IN DEEPER DEBT JUST LIKE OBAMA. OMALLEY IS LOOKING TO HEAD TO WASHINGTON GOD HELP US.

    SIGNED.
    MAD AS HELL

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