House Minority Leader Issues Statement on Revenue Write Downs

Annapolis, Md. – House Minority Leader Nic Kipke released the following statement in response to the $238 million in revenue write downs announced by the Board of Revenue Estimates:

“The announcement of a revenue shortfall of over $200 million is quite concerning. With a one billion dollar spending increase in the Governor’s budget proposal, we would hope the budget committees in the House and Senate would exercise true fiscal responsibility as they begin to make their budget decisions. Clearly, all is not well in Maryland’s fiscal house. With over 80 tax, toll, and fee increases since 2007, Maryland’s citizens have certainly done their part and more. It is time for their elected leaders to actually exhibit the fiscal restraint they give lip service to.”

 

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