When the General Assembly adjourned last month, $512 million in budget cuts were put in place mainly affecting education and public services.
Local lawmakers are getting ready to go back to Annapolis on Monday for a special session to complete work on the state's budget.
"There likely will be two pieces of legislation. One is an increase in income taxes. My presumption is the starting point will be where the conference committees left off. They had come to a resolution prior to adjournment of the regular session but the two pieces of legislation did not come up for a vote," Senator David Brinkley said.
He said the second piece of legislation will be a financial hit to counties.
"The second piece is called the budget reconciliation act, one of the key elements [to that piece] initiates the pension shift. It does not all happen at once, it would happen over a 3 or 4 year period depending on which version they choose to utilize," Senator David Brinkley said.
When the General Assembly adjourned last month, $512 million in budget cuts were put in place mainly affecting education and public services. Some lawmakers call it the 'doomsday budget' but Brinkley calls it the 'living with-in your means budget'.