"It will bring additional resources into the state," said Mrs. Jones-Rodwell, Baltimore Democrat. "It will produce revenue so that we can support some of these services that have been cut."
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The bill sponsor, Sen. Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, said the revenue will go a long way toward services facing cutbacks, including public education, as lawmakers try to reduce Maryland's $2 billion budget gap.