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.
After starting the year with a large surplus, Maryland is projected to have a nine-figure structural deficit entering the next fiscal year.
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[...]
Maryland's budget is about to get a little tighter.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Here are a number of factors to keep in mind as results start to roll in after the polls close at 8 p.m.
It looks like there will be no winners this election year when it comes to James T. Smith Jr.'s sizable campaign war chest.
"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.
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.