Pulse Poll: Should Gov. Hogan release $3.2M grant to orchestra?

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. (File Photo)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. (File Photo)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which is based at at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore and at Strathmore in North Bethesda, canceled its summer season shortly after the season lineup was announced, citing financial reasons.

The orchestra has received nearly $20 million in state aid over the last decade. A bill passed this year by the General Assembly provided an additional $3.2 million on top of the state funding the orchestra already receives. Gov. Larry Hogan allowed the measure to become law without his signature but is not required to release the money.

Del. Nicholaus Kipke, the House Republican leader, and Del. Kathy Szeliga, House minority whip, have told Hogan that providing additional state aid would be irresponsible in the short term.

This week’s Pulse Poll asks whether Hogan should release the money to the orchestra.


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