VIDEO: Budget feeding frenzy

When legislative committees get together to cut the budget, it can be a harrowing experience for the people in the audience. Lawmakers follow along with the various proposals listed in staff-produced documents as they decide whether to cut or keep hundreds of millions of dollars from the governor’s allowance. It’s basically impossible to follow along with the process without the documents.

Annapolis is usually a pretty courteous place, but not when there’s a finite amount of resources. Check out our video to watch the journalists and lobbyists go at it in the House Appropriations Committee.

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Len Lazarick

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.

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