Of course Maryland's deficit isn't new ("In Md., deficits are nothing new," Dec. 21).
Until the political character of the legislature is changed, there is little hope that Maryland's fiscal situation will improve. The American public isn't "stupid," just uninformed and uninvolved. When Maryland voters, particularly in Baltimore, wake up and realize that the political shenanigans are not in their interest, that's when things will change.
Warren Updike, Towson