"I think you need to demonstrate that you're responsible and that you're not just throwing bombs," said Senate Minority Whip Allan H. Kittleman, Howard Republican. "We also want to demonstrate that there are other alternatives."
Republicans hoping budget proves gumption →
"I thought he owed it to the counties to give a little bit of an idea of what he's thinking," Mr. Kittleman said.
O'Malley: Spend for roads, bridges →