MD House Passes State's $39 Billion Budget

- ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Passing in the Maryland House of Delegates Thursday, the state's $39 billion budget for fiscal year 2015. 

The bill passed with a 100-to-38 vote. 

"For the past five years I've been in the legislature, we've increased taxes dozens of times, which has increased the revenue source of the State of Maryland. Instead of the State of Maryland being fiscally responsible and putting the money into the existing programs and buying down our debt, they continue to create new programs," said Del. Kelly Schulz, (R-Frederick County).

The Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2014, a companion bill to the budget, passed with a 96-to-42 vote. 

The House did pass one amendment, to allow Maryland the power of eminent domain if a film company decided to move out of the state. 

This means the House and Senate Bills are different, and both bills will need to go to a Conference Committee before session ends on April 7, 2014. 

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