O'Malley still considering jobs bill in special session
The governor floated the possibility of a state economic stimulus measure last month, but there's been little talk around the state house of any proposal coming together. Instead, much of Maryland's political leadership has been focused on congressional redistricting.
Nevertheless, O'Malley said he would "perhaps" introduce a measure in the special session. One senior administration official told The Sun last month that the package could include expanding some popular tax credits for businesses.
Separately, the governor said Thursday that his staff is examining actions taken by other states, including some that pushed capital budgets through the legislature early in order to jump start state spending on public works projects.
"We're looking at way we might be able to do that," O'Malley said. Such a change would have to happen in the regular session, which opens in January.