All Washington County delegates voted in favor of the budget.
Serafini said he expected the capital budget to be approved, but warned lawmakers about the state and federal debt.
"It's like using your credit card to buy groceries ... and you can't do that forever," he said.
Serafini said state debt obligation does not tell the whole story. There are shortfalls in programs and funds, like the one that pays for pensions and retiree benefits for state employees, that also should be considered part of the state debt.
"We just keep borrowing, and it's different programs, but when you add it all up, it's scary," Serafini said. "I'm just concerned. You can't just keep borrowing money, because sooner or later it will catch up to you."
The capital budget the House approved Friday included an amendment offered by Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, that would take $5 million from $15 million in funding proposed for a new Maryland State Police barrack in Hagerstown and transfer it to the Washington County Free Library renovation project, which was not included in the fiscal year 2010 capital budget.
Donoghue's amendment was adopted Thursday. He said at the time that his amendment to the capital budget would allow both projects to begin this year.
Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, said Friday that a Senate subcommittee had included Donoghue's amendment into the version of the capital budget that will be presented to a full committee. Munson, a member of that subcommittee and committee, said it is likely that Donoghue's amendment securing library funding in the upcoming fiscal year would be in the final version of the capital budget voted on by the full Senate.
The Senate will vote on the capital budget next week.
How they voted
Here are the votes of members of Washington County's delegation on the House version of the state capital budget:
Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr. --Â Yes
Del. Andrew A. Serafini --Â Yes
Del. Christopher B. Shank --Â Yes
Del. John P. Donoghue --Â Yes
Del. Richard B. Weldon Jr. -- Yes