Mar 23, 2017

Md. lawmakers resolve to press Hogan on Trump budget

Proposed cuts to federal programs to protect the Chesapeake Bay have state lawmakers screaming for Gov. Larry Hogan to speak out.

Mar 10, 2017

Maryland has a budget problem — but no one can agree on why

ANNAPOLIS — Despite Maryland’s apparent prosperity, the state has a perennial budget problem. Maryland is in the top 10 for average annual wage and an unemployment rate a half-percent below the national average. But it also has a structural deficit expected to reach $1.2 billion by fiscal year 2022. And on Thursday, the state’s Board […]

Jan 19, 2017

With hospital money, Hogan’s budget draws first fire

  ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan released detailed budget numbers to the Democrat-controlled General Assembly Wednesday morning, and part of his plan quickly drew fire from the Senate president. In a preview Tuesday, the governor touted that his proposed budget would decrease general fund spending. Indeed, details released Wednesday propose a $19.5 million reduction in […]

Jan 2, 2017

Spending ‘mandates’ may drive Md. legislative session’s budget debate

Concerns over budget deficits driven by hundreds of millions in lower-than-expected revenues has some lawmakers and Gov. Larry Hogan hoping this is the year the General Assembly will consider reforms to mandated state spending. Lawmakers and the first-term governor will enter their third session together in about a week. Staring them in the face will […]

Aug 30, 2016

State revenues fall short of expectations

Maryland's revenue picture for the previous year wasn't quite as rosy as projected.

Henry Bogdan, director of public policy for Maryland Nonprofits, an umbrella group that represents nonprofit organizations in Maryland. (file)
Jan 11, 2016

Nonprofit leaders call for action in plentiful budget year

ANNAPOLIS — An umbrella group that represents nonprofit organizations in Maryland urged members to unite in an effort to protect against state budget cuts and possibly seek additional taxes for “unmet needs.” The call by Maryland Nonprofits comes days before the beginning of the 2016 General Assembly session, which is expected to include discussions about […]

Mar 26, 2015

Senate gives unanimous approval to Hogan budget

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate on Thursday gave unanimous approval to an amended version of Gov. Larry Hogan’s $40.4 billion budget. The vote marked the first time since Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. that the entire Senate voted in favor of the budget and perhaps more than a decade since the chamber agreed […]

Annapolis State House
Mar 19, 2015

Md. House approves Hogan’s $40.4 b budget

The Maryland House of Delegates voted 129-10 to approve Gov. Larry Hogan's budget.

Mar 18, 2015

Md. House gives preliminary OK to budget shifts

Democrats seeking to restore some education funds and state employee pay raises while trimming promised contributions to pensions.

Mar 12, 2015

Judiciary Seeks $549 million in fiscal 2016; analysts demur

Maryland’s top judge pressed lawmakers Thursday to approve more than $549 million for the Judiciary in fiscal year 2016 — a nearly 10 percent increase from the half-billion dollars appropriated for the judicial branch this fiscal year, which ends June 30.

Mar 11, 2015

Md. revenue projection remains flat

The announcement represents both good and bad news for legislators tasked with finishing work on Gov. Larry Hogan's first budget.

Barack Obama
Feb 2, 2015

How Obama would spend your money in 2016, agency by agency

Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning Oct. 1.

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