Gov. Paris N. Glendening is going for broke.
For the 2001 General Assembly session, there's a gap between Glendening's voracious wants and his affordable needs, so he's going for the high figure, money in hand or not And, as has become customary with this governor, many of the bills for his profligate spending will come due after he's out of office and his successor is installed.
In what is theoretically his next to last session as governor, Glendening, as he did last year, is planning to use the state's surplus as seed money for the election of his understudy, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, and friendly Democrats in the General Assembly.