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The bills would then move to the House floor where Republicans are expected to propose many of their own amendments.

“We may not have the votes but we represent hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Marylanders who think they are paying enough taxes and they want some restraint in government,” said House Minority Leader Anthony J. O’Donnell, Calvert Republican.

Democratic leaders hope to adjourn no later than Wednesday from the special session and said they are unlikely to consider any legislation beyond the two revenue bills and a bond bill to provide $15 million for school construction.

The bond bill already passed during the regular session but must be reapproved because it was passed before the budget, thus may have violated state law.