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Capital, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Employee drag plan snubbed Bl TIME To PASS Redskins may break up QB duo of Frerotte B2 Single women buying homes SEE BUSINESS A6 TOMORROW- WINDY DETAILS PAGE All HDWELL MICROFILMS PD BOX 1558 LAUREL MD 20707 DECEMBER MD Legislators unlikely to back tax cut ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE Even though business leaders claim a 15 percent tax cut is Accessary to pump life into a stagnant Maryland some key lawmakers say they won't support don't even think the governor is on board for 15 percent over three said Sen. Barbara who chairs the Budget and Taxation Committee. don't know where it's all coming from Sen. John C. hadn't seen the but said painful spending cuts might be needed to help businesses with lower taxes when you're the medi- cine seems pretty but in the end you make yourself healthy Mr Astle said. Gov. Parris N. Glendening said yesterday that the Maryland Economic Development Commission's call for lower more business loans and fewer regulations is a step in the right direction. But he stopped short of specifically en- dorsing any of the panel's recommenda- which range from finding million for low-interest business loans and tax credits to approving a cut in the income tax rate each year for the rest of his term. would be irresponsible to take a figure out of the air and lock into Mr. don't even think the governor is on board for 15 percent over three Sen. Barbara Hoffman Glendening said. is impossible to focus on a specific number The governor has promised an income tax cut next but so far he has refused to say how large a reduction it will be. House Appropriations chair Del. Howard said he wouldn't support a cut any larger than 10 which has been proposed by House Speaker Casper D-Allegany Ms said she is reserving judgment on any tax cut until she sees the impact of federal aid reductions on the state. is easy to 'Let's do it will be good.' But at this I don't see how the numbers she said. all in favor of reducing taxes when we can do it. This is not the year for Members of the governor's economic development which is comprised of business said the changes are vital if the state's economy is ever going to improve. If their suggestions are the state could add new jobs by the year the members said. is a plan that has to be enacted if we are to move said Randall president of Constellation Real Estate Group and a commission member The centerpiece of the report may be the Income tax cut Panel members say the change is necessary if Maryland's reputa- tion as a high-tax state is to change wanted a plan that created a certain degree of Mr. Griffin said. land needed a wake-up Among the proposals Creating a single business resources center where a company could go for all Its TAX Page SANTA ON THE TRAIL Beth of Sevema and laugh as Mm. Bellinger's Jenra k_v f'kmtmimeu MI unnsimas list with on the Baltimore Annapolis Trail Park near Robinson Road. During the recent trip along the park Ranger Bob Hicks of Sevema Park stood hi tor Santa. Uz Gray of Baltimore portrayed his wife. Santa's trip from Arnold to Glen Bumto was sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 and the county Recreation and Parks D0fMU ii nw i By J Henson The Capful GOP hope to restart shutdown talks ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Faced with a quarter-million federal workers on furlough and a jittery stock President and Republican leaders in Congress are cautiously moving to restart stalled budget talks today. The president scheduled a mid- afternoon meeting today with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senate Majority Leader Robert although aides were holding out little hope for a breakthrough. or not there's progress remains to be White House press secretary Mike McCurry said. Just before the the presi- dent planned to veto a third GOP spending bill in two days Mr Clinton placed separate tele- phone calls to Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Dole yesterday His Pass a temporary spending bill to keep the government functioning through the holidays. if Republicans would move to his proposed spend- ing levels for Medicare and Medi- he would send them a seven- year balanced budget using the Congressional Budget Office eco- nomic assumptions he regards as too pessimistic the president told re- sume suspended since with no preconditions and he would personally participate. Dole reacted positively. is tune the principals become he said time for adult After Mr. Dole and Mr. Gingrich accepted the presi- dent's sort saying they viewed the meeting no1 as a nego- tiating session but as a chance for them to discuss importance of getting a balanced budget agree- ment this and how we might achieve that Page Across the people are fed up wrth the government. A2 Many federal workers are tent home. A4 Snow School trio has early task By LESLIE GROSS Staff Writer Deciding whether to call a snow day is not easy. School Transportation Supervi- sor Winship Wheatley should know. Last winter he woke up at a.m. 20 times. And those were just the false alarms. By the time parents and students hear local radio disc jockeys an- nounce Arundel County Schools are Mr. Wheatley and his team have been working since before assessing weath- er weighing risks and predicting the unpredictable. is no limit to the possibili- ties of things that are out he said. try to be on the side of safety. I'd rather look foolish that way than the other way Mr. Wheatley and others were up at a.m. checking area roads. It was decided to start school on time this morning because there was no icing But by 10 a he had decided to close school two hours early based on snow forecasted for the after- noon around the time buses would be taking students home. It is the first school year that classes have been cut short because of the snow. There have been no snow days yet Last year there were no snow days but the year before school was shut down for eight days. Page Rain could turn to snow and ice By DavM W Trone The Capital This crew of school transportation employees has the tricky task of helping decide whether to cancel school because of snow or other Inclement weather. Under the direction of Transportation Supervisor transportation specialists Gerald and Thomas A. Nevln Jr. regularly go on night watches to monitor weather and road conditions. By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Perched on the edge of area highway crews waited through a rainy night for the snow that was predicted to arrive this afternoon. While sand trucks rolled as sleet and freezing rain fell in northern and Western area roads remained not during the morning rush hour. But the threat of slippery roads this afternoon remained a definite causing officials to close county schools two hours early bus operations will con elude around 8 so we have to make the call 10 hours Transportation Supervisor Winship Wheatley said at 10 a.m Queen Anne's County school offi cials said they did not expect to close schools early. the State Highway Administration stood ready with six salt trucks in the county on standby in Anne Arun- del SHA spokesman Chuck Brown said. A looming storm now threatens to dump several inches of snow north of but area residents will be spared the worst. Annapolis can expect anywhere from a trace to 1 inch of snow by said Dick a forecaster with the Na- tional Weather Service at Baltimore-Washington Internation- al Airport dodged a and be Page INSIDE SEVDMA County will OK cutting across trail. At Top Pro expansion may end odor woes 2 Business Calendar Classified Club Notes Comics Crofton Crossword Death Notices A67 Editorials A5 Lottery B7 Movies A5 Obituaries B6 Sevema Park A9 Sports Bll Television B12 Tides A10 A4 B5 All A8 B2-4 B5 All recyclable. Classified...................268-7000 Circulation..................268-4800 From Kent 327-1583 All other departments..268-5000 of The CaprtaV are printed each day on recycled paper The newtptper also la Glendening takes gamble with stadium funding ByTOMSTUCEEY Associated Press Gov Parris N Glendening's de- cision to commit about mil- lion in state funds for two football stadiums is a gamble that could cost him dearly in 1998 when he seeks a second term. Initial public response has been largely especially in Montgomery the key to Mr Glendening's narrow victory over Republican Ellen Sauerbrey in the gubernatorial election last year Mr Glendening knows that at least In the short he will take a lot of heat for what many Marylanders consider to be a gift of tax money to two wealthy National Football League team owners Art Modell and Jack Kent Cooke But the governor is betting his decision to use state money to build the stadiums will be a lot more popular once the Browns have moved from Cleveland to Baltimore and the Washington Redskins are playing in their new home in Prince George's County. what happened with the he said when criticism of the contract he signed with Mr Modell to bnlld a f200 million stadium mounted Mr Glendening said former governor William Donald Schae- fer was widely criticized for using STADIUM. Page ;