In tonight's Evening Capital the front page headline reads "Deficit Forces Lean Md, Budget". A little further down the page there's one of those neat little pie charts showing what percentage of the proposed budgt goes where. This little pie chart shows Natural Resources & Environment getting 3% of the budget. On page A8 the "Budget Highlights" are laid out and include 6.7 million in flush tax fees going to Anne Arundel County to improve nutrient management at five (5) wastewater treatment plants. So if this becomes carved in stone by the General Assembly it appears the Bay may yet again come out on the short end. This from a then candidate, now Gov who pledged as one of his priorities to clean up the Bay I really don't see this as a very agressive approach. O'Malley apparently didn't want to raise taxes in his first year so he raided the State's surplus fund taking 975 million to cover a 400 million shortfall. Gotta wonder if he only needed 400 million to cover the shortfall why did he remove over twice that much from the surplus fund???