Department of Legislative Services

A statue and a memorial honor Thurgood Marshall, the first Black justice on the Supreme Court, in Lawyers’ Mall in Annapolis. It is adjacent to the Department of Legislative Services building, which is being razed and replaced. (Bryan Sears/The Daily Record)
Aug 29, 2022

Thurgood Marshall memorial in Annapolis needs repairs one year after rededication

A memorial honoring a Supreme Court justice from Maryland will need repairs a year after it was rededicated.

Feb 24, 2022

DLS suggests $6.7M cut to Judiciary’s budget request

The General Assembly’s auditing arm recommended that lawmakers cut $6.7 million from the Maryland Judiciary’s $695.5 million budget request.

Feb 8, 2019

DLS suggests $21.2M cut to Judiciary’s budget request

ANNAPOLIS – The General Assembly’s auditing arm has recommended that lawmakers slash $21.2 million from the Maryland Judiciary’s $549 million budget request next fiscal year over the objections of Maryland’s top jurist. The Department of Legislative Services’ suggested cuts include an $8.7 million reduction for the Judiciary’s travel, publications, building maintenance and postage [...]

Jan 26, 2018

Audit: University of Baltimore left student database open

The University of Baltimore improperly left a database with students' social security numbers unprotected and separately lost $22,600 when a vendor overcharged the university, an audit found.

Dec 15, 2017

New director named for Department of Legislative Services

An aide to Maryland's Senate president has been named the head of the Maryland Department of Legislative Services.

Nov 15, 2017

Maryland budget analyst: state workforce understaffed

A Maryland budget analyst says the state workforce is understaffed in some agencies.

Jun 7, 2016

Maryland gas tax revenues off by $526 million

It seems what's good for motorists is not so good for state coffers and the largest portion of what makes up the excise tax passed three years ago is also the most volatile and difficult to predict.

Sep 22, 2015

Department that assists Md. Legislature to be reorganized

ANNAPOLIS  — A department that assists the Maryland General Assembly is being reorganized, and a longtime executive director is retiring. The Legislature’s presiding officers announced Monday that Karl Aro, who is executive director of the Department of Legislative Services, is retiring next year. Warren Deschenaux, who is the current director of the Office of Policy […]

Nov 11, 2013

Brown wants vets to pay no income tax on military pensions

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown used the occasion of Veterans Day to announce a five-point “Compact with Veterans” that would include the phase-in of a 100 percent exemption from state income taxes on military retirement income.

Apr 23, 2013

State Archives official: No broken record-keeping here

The Maryland State Archives has corrected record-keeping problems that state auditors said put artifacts at risk of being lost or stolen, the archives’ deputy director said Tuesday.

Oct 2, 2012

P.G. County town says it could go bankrupt

A Prince George’s County town is reporting it could go bankrupt, according to a review of local government audits by the state.

Jun 13, 2012

Eye Opener: Gambling market not over saturated, study says

A joint study by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the state Department of Legislative Services found that Maryland could support a casino at National Harbor without adversely affecting business at the five casinos already approved in the state. Here’s a few other headlines to start the day: The Daily Record and others report that the Court of Appeals is […]

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