|Wednesday, November 03, 2010 – Robert Lang and Associated Press|
|Gov. Martin O’Malley says the first budget proposal of his second term won’t include new taxes.
O’Malley, a Democrat, spoke to reporters in Annapolis on Wednesday, a day after defeating Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich.
O’Malley says he will address an estimated $1.1 billion budget deficit with “a constant diet of cuts until our economy comes back.”
The governor says Maryland is showing signs that it is coming out of the recession better than other states. Still, O’Malley says the next two years will be very challenging.
He also says he’s hoping to ease back on state employee furloughs that have been used to help balance the state’s books in previous years.
O’Malley started the day in North Baltimore waving at passing motorists to thank supporters.
He also chaired the Board of Public Works meeting this morning in Annapolis.