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Michael E. Busch
No major tax rollbacks?
No major tax rollbacks?

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller told some reporters this week what most State House observers have long suspected — we should not expect some sweeping reduction in taxes during the upcoming legislative session. He also produced a spirited defense of the tax increases approved during Gov. Martin O'Malley's time in office and predicted that the so-called "rain tax" may be altered but is unlikely to be repealed. There are any number of reasons why Mr. Miller is to be taken seriously on these matters, the first being that he is the longest serving Senate president in state history, and the canny Prince George's County politician, who turned 72 today,...