What do you get when all levels of state government are controlled by Democrats? Something like this (via The Washington Post) [emphasis mine]:
During brief appearances before the Senate and House of Delegates, [Maryland Governor Martin] O’Malley congratulated lawmakers for a special session in which they raised taxes by $1.4 billion a year, directed him to cut $550 million from next year’s budget and agreed to allow voters to decide in November whether to legalize slot machine gambling.
“Important work remains to be done,” O’Malley told House members. “As we proved before, progress is possible.”
Which is code for “prepare for even higher taxes.”