The Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.
President of the Senate
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. President:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed Senate Bill 889 - Mid-Shore Regional Council.

This bill establishes the Mid-Shore Regional Council to facilitate regional planning and development in Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties. The State budget, subject to annual review by the General Assembly, shall provide an appropriation in the following fiscal year of at least $200,000 for support of the Council. Each county represented on the Council must provide $10,000 annually in funding to the Council.

House Bill 1088, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign Senate Bill 889.

Parris N. Glendening