Wed April 18, 2012
Budget Dooms Day Clock To be Unveiled in Annapolis
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland state employees will be unveiling a "Doomsday Clock" to count down when a half a billion in budget cuts will take effect, unless a special session is called to change the budget.
The Maryland State Education Association is planning to show the clock on Wednesday at its Annapolis office.
MSEA says an educator, a member of the police department, librarian a parole and probation officer and others will attend the event.
Unless lawmakers pass revenues in a special session, the cuts will be implemented in July at the start of the next fiscal year.
Republicans say it's a misnomer to call the budget a "Doomsday" one. They say the state should implement the cuts to help put the state's fiscal house in order.