Apr 17, 2014

Attorney-bail issue spurs constitutional debate

The General Assembly was within its constitutional prerogative to earmark $10 million from the Maryland Judiciary’s budget and direct judges to appoint attorneys when needed to represent arrested individuals at initial bail hearings, constitutional scholars say.

Apr 4, 2014

Committee budgets $10 million for bail attorneys

The committee fine-tuning Maryland's budget has allocated $10 million to have attorneys staff initial bail hearings during the next fiscal year.

Mar 31, 2014

Budget committee pushes back film company debate

Lawmakers tasked with reconciling the House and Senate budgets have approved a first round of minor compromises. They are saving the toughest decisions for later this week.

Mar 27, 2014

Maryland House to vote on state’s $39B budget

The Maryland House of Delegates has approved the state's $39 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

Mar 26, 2014

Md. House advances state’s $39B budget

A plan to avoid cuts to education, health and other programs in Maryland's budget by tapping into $200 million originally set aside to strengthen the finances of the state's pension system has won over the House of Delegates, which gave preliminary approval Wednesday to state budget legislation.

Mar 19, 2014

Baltimore budget includes property tax cut, again

Baltimore property taxes are still double what they are in surrounding counties, but they're coming down.

Mar 13, 2014

Md. Senate approves state budget

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has approved the state’s $39 billion budget. The Senate voted 41-6 for the budget bill on Thursday. All 35 Senate Democrats and six Republicans voted for the measure. Six Republicans voted against it. The Senate also approved a companion measure that is needed to balance the budget for this fiscal […]

Mar 12, 2014

Md. Senate advances $39B Maryland budget

The Maryland Senate advanced the state's $39 billion budget on Wednesday, finding a quick solution to fill a drop in projected revenues by using money in a long-term plan to strengthen the state's pension system.

Mar 7, 2014

Move to take pension payments a familiar story

When legislators last week decided to withhold hundreds of millions in extra payments meant to bolster the state employees’ pension system, it reflected a familiar political reality.

Mar 6, 2014

State revenues expected to dip by $238 million

The state Board of Revenue Estimates voted Thursday afternoon to write down revenues by $238 million over the fiscal 2014 and 2015 budget years.

Warren Deschenaux
Mar 3, 2014

More bad Maryland budget news looming?

Warren Deschenaux, director of policy analysis for the Department of Legislative Services, said revenue projects "were optimistic" and now appear to be "retarded by adverse weather conditions."

Feb 27, 2014

O’Malley expands Maryland MBE program

Gov. Martin O’Malley announced a series of steps Thursday to expand Maryland’s Minority Business Enterprise program.

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