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David Brinkley

Former Budget Secretary David Brinkley said that, while lawmakers may not propose a change to the Blueprint during the legislative session that begins in January, he expects them to in the coming years. (File photo)
Sep 4, 2023

As Moore avoids specifics on deficit in state budget, conservatives warn of tax hikes

Gov. Wes Moore and members of his cabinet have shied from specifying how spending may change as the state approaches a projected structural deficit after years of surplus.

Jul 17, 2023

Ex-budget secretary expects Maryland’s structural deficit to grow

After starting the year with a large surplus, Maryland is projected to have a nine-figure structural deficit entering the next fiscal year.

Aug 22, 2019

Kirwan defends plan, blasts Hogan over ‘half-baked’ comment

ANNAPOLIS — The leader of a commission charged with revamping the state’s public education system offered a blistering rebuttal Thursday to comments by Gov. Larry Hogan, who last week called the panel’s plan “well-meaning but half-baked.” William “Brit” Kirwan rebuked Hogan, who spoke Saturday at the Maryland Association of Counties convention, as a work group[...]

Aug 31, 2017

Hogan wants to squeeze $86.3 million out of this year’s budget

Maryland's budget is about to get a little tighter.

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 […]

Nov 29, 2016

Union officials: Payroll problems continue for Md. government employees

Dozens of employees who are part of the state's largest government employee union have not received the right amount of base pay or overtime in two months.

Aug 5, 2016

ACLU asks Md. Gov. Hogan to withhold $5M for private school vouchers

ANNAPOLIS — The ACLU of Maryland and the state’s teachers’ union are calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to withhold $5 million in state funding for private school vouchers. The groups made the call Friday after the Republican governor’s budget chief announced Hogan would not spend $80 million that lawmakers set aside for various programs due […]

Jun 30, 2014

After purge, GOP eyes unity and Senate seats

Republicans in Maryland may need more than a unity rally if they are to seize what they perceive to be an opportunity to increase their numbers in the state Senate.

Poll station
Jun 23, 2014

What to watch for on Primary Day

Here are a number of factors to keep in mind as results start to roll in after the polls close at 8 p.m.

James T. Smith Jr.
Jan 31, 2014

Smith ices $500,000 campaign account

It looks like there will be no winners this election year when it comes to James T. Smith Jr.'s sizable campaign war chest.

Sen. David R. Brinkley
Jan 29, 2014

Brinkley still calling for independent investigation

"Ideally, we'd like an independent investigator with subpoena power and a number of additional people with technical experience to really look at " the state's health benefit exchange.

Jan 20, 2014

Senate approves emergency health care bill in preliminary vote

The Maryland Senate late Monday approved a bill that would provide insurance benefits to people who were unsuccessful in their attempt to sign up for coverage through the state health benefits exchange website.

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