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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - T. Eloise Foster
Gov. Martin O'Malley says his budget plan for the next fiscal year aims to boost jobs and protect the state from the financial uncertainty caused by what he described as a potentially self-destructive Congress that will consider deep spending cuts in the next several weeks.
Ms. Foster said she decided not to knock out that remaining $166 million long-term deficit due to the uncertainty in Washington.
"Yes, we probably could have done that, but we needed to be a little cautious until we find out what our counterparts at the federal level are going to do in regards to sequestration and in regard to the debt ceiling and whatever the federal budget cuts they make," Ms. Foster said.