Annapolis - "No new taxes" was the rallying cry Monday of demonstrations by taxpayer, conservative and Republican groups around the State House.
The relatively modest turnouts of about 300 people came just hours before Gov. Martin O'Malley was set to give a short pep talk to a special session of the General Assembly he called to raise a series of taxes.
"I'm going to stand up and oppose every stinking tax," said Del. Donna Stifler, R-Harford, typifying the comments of dozens of GOP lawmakers.