by Gazette Staff
The Maryland General Assembly went out with a whimper Monday, capping off what observers say was one of the busiest, most unpredictable sessions in recent memory.
Lawmakers adjourned Sine Die without passing a tax plan to balance the state’s $36 billion budget.
The failure to approve a tax package, which budget leaders blessed around 8 p.m., triggers a so-called doomsday budget, which includes $512 million in cuts to education, libraries, public safety and numerous other programs across the state.
Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has said he will not call a special session without assurance that there won’t be another stalemate.
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