The Washington Times - January 28, 2008, 09:54AM
extended version Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley SEE RELATED:

Gov. Mark Warner and
“It was an unrelenting, eye-on-the-ball communications effort, all four years, to make sure an overall tax increase wasn’t a bad thing, but that Virginians saw it was getting the government they deserved without having that big a hit on their pocketbooks.”
“It would have helped him politically to do that, that’s what Mark Warner was able build momentum in Virginia with. The governor didn’t want to do that. He’d been through pain in Baltimore City — he didn’t want pain spread around the state — he just wanted people to keep the state moving forward. He was willing to sacrifice his political capital to make progress occur.”
the Warner plan the O’Malley plan Tom LoBianco, Maryland political reporter