Martin O'Malley's budget includes new capital projects for Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Maryland Senate president says Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget proposal includes a boost in capital projects to help spur job growth, and there is some debt that goes along with that.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller received a briefing on O'Malley's budget plan on Wednesday morning. He spoke to reporters in general about the proposal, leaving details for the governor to discuss later in the afternoon.

Miller, a Democrat, says it includes a pay raise for state employees. He also says there are no new tax proposals in the budget plan. Maryland's budget is in better shape this year than in recent ones.

Miller says higher education will be getting a boost.

Lawmakers will work on the budget proposal for most of the session, which began last week.

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