B'More Green: O'Malley looking to boost Bay fund?
We'll know more about the budget later this afternoon, but check out what B'More Green's Tim Wheeler has to say about the Chesapeake Bay restoration fund:
"While cutting and juggling to close a massive $2 billion budget gap, could Gov. Martin O'Malley be planning to ask the General Assembly to increase funding for a signature Chesapeake Bay restoration fund?
The Washington Post, citing an unnamed administration source, reports that O'Malley will ask for $20 million for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund in the state spending plan he's to present to lawmakers in Annapolis today.
That's more than double the fund's current level, but still well short of what it was supposed to be when lawmakers created it more than two years ago."