Tag: budget cuts
The Monday morning session with Gov. Martin O’Malley was billed as the “first tweetup by a Maryland governor,” focused on his legislative agenda. But what can you expect from a meeting where the Twitter work product from each person is 140 characters long?Read More
Republican delegates Tuesday will be offering their annual dose of “tough medicine” in the form of perhaps $1 billion in budget cuts, but it is unlikely that Democrats are any more willing to swallow the bitter pills than they were in past years.
Trotting out charts showing the steady uphill climb of state spending, House Minority Leader Tony O’Donnell said, “it’s always going up… it’s always growing … it never stops, it never gets cut.”Read More
Baltimore City is likely to keep its share of the money that the state puts aside to help it fix its roads, as a Senate budget subcommittee rejected a plan to share $30 million in city highway aid with the 23 other counties.
That was one of dozens of proposed spending changes rejected by two Senate subcommittees as they cut about $200 million from the governor’s $32 billion budget.Read More
House budget chiefs reacted skeptically to Republican proposals to cut $800 million from next year’s budget at a work session Wednesday, asking GOP leaders for more specifics about how they would lay off 1,500 state and university workers.
Legislative analysts expressed strong doubts about the largest single item in the Republican plan — $195 million recovered from incorrect Medicaid payments.Read More
The tug-of-war over state spending was on vivid display at the State House Wednesday, with most of the participants tugging for more money or less cutting, but there were also some significant yanks for fiscal restraint.Read More
Republicans in the House of Delegates say they are willing to participate in a special Feb. 23 hearing to offer their own budget plans, an invitation from Democratic budget chairman that Senate Republicans formally rejected Tuesday as “a sideshow.”Read More
Here’s an interesting casualty of the state budget axe. The Department of General Services has cut its press shop in order to save some cash. This means Dave Humphrey, a long-time radio man and one of the most memorable...Read More
In Howard County, disabled people, their parents and caregivers told stories about their experiences, railing against the repeated cuts and flat appropriations that have left Maryland 43rd among the states in helping the developmentally disabled. Legislators from both parties laid the responsibility on the governor, and the leaders of their organizations agreed.Read More
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