On Wednesday, Governor Martin O’Malley is expected to deliver his budget proposal for the coming year to the Maryland legislature. Last year the General Assembly garnered a lot of unwanted attention for failing to pass a budget before time ran out in the regular legislative session. WYPR’s Sheilah Kast interviewed UMBC political science professor Roy T. Meyers on Maryland Morning to learn if there might be any surprises in store for this year.
“The state has made some very tough choices over the past couple years in reducing spending,” says Meyers. Listen to the full interview to learn about the relationship between federal and state budget cuts and what Meyers anticipates in the coming year for the Transportation Trust Fund and a possible gas tax.