Tag: Ed Kasemeyer
New transportation secretary hopes to have Purple ...
By Maryland Reporter | January 28, 2015 | News | 1 |
Some Democrats say they ‘got the messageR...
By Len Lazarick | November 19, 2014 | News | 10 |
Budget realities challenge Hogan promises on spend...
By Len Lazarick | November 13, 2014 | Governor, News | 3 |
Md. legislature ‘would be a lot worse’...
By Len Lazarick | April 30, 2014 | Annapolitics Blog, General Assembly, Governor, News, Taxes | 0 |
Senate rejects GOP cuts to $39 billion budget; Mil...
By Len Lazarick | March 13, 2014 | General Assembly, Governor, News | 7 |
Hogan’s honeymoon with legislature is over, Senate GOP leader says, but House speaker disagrees
by Len Lazarick | December 13, 2015 | General Assembly, Governor | 0 |
“The honeymoon is over” at the State House, Senate Republican Leader J.B. Jennings told an audience of county officials Friday. “This session is not going to be the lovefest we had last year.” House Speaker Michael Busch, a Democrat, disagreed with Jennings assessment that there won’t be another love fest. “I don’t know why not,” Busch said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to work together with the governor to come up with the best solutions for the people of Maryland.”Read More
New transportation secretary hopes to have Purple and Red Line review done in 90 days
by Maryland Reporter | January 28, 2015 | News | 1 |
Newly appointed Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn told the Senate Budget and Taxation committee Wednesday he hopes to have his recommendation for the Red and Purple light rail lines to the governor in 90 days.Read More
Some Democrats say they ‘got the message’ from Hogan’s election
by Len Lazarick | November 19, 2014 | News | 10 |
New Democratic legislators from Howard County said they “got the message” on spending and taxes from the election of Republican Larry Hogan Jr. as governor.
“I think we got the message,” Del.-elect Clarence Lam told a Howard County Chamber of Commerce breakfast Tuesday. “We understand folks want to move in a different direction.”Read More
Budget realities challenge Hogan promises on spending, taxes
by Len Lazarick | November 13, 2014 | Governor, News | 3 |
The uphill climb Gov.-elect Larry Hogan faces to fulfill his campaign promises and reduce state spending and taxes was starkly illustrated in a legislative hearing on spending Wednesday.
Facing dozens of lawmakers, including some who lost election bids, the Maryland General Assembly’s top fiscal expert produced a graph showing the next six years of projected state spending and revenues. In every year, including this one, the line for spending goes up and up, and the line for revenues rises too, but never matches expenses.Read More
State employees making $100K jumped 20% to 6,847 last year
by Maryland Reporter | May 13, 2014 | Governor, News | 0 |
The number of state employees making over $100,000 jumped dramatically to 6,847 in 2013 due to an across-the-board 2% cost-of-living raise, MarylandReporter.com’s fourth annual analysis of state salaries found. Numerically, this represented a 1,184 increase from 2012, a 20% rise in the number of state and university employees making six figures.Read More
Md. legislature ‘would be a lot worse’ for business if not for Senate leaders, Kasemeyer says.
by Len Lazarick | April 30, 2014 | Annapolitics Blog, General Assembly, Governor, News, Taxes | 0 |
“If it weren’t for the more moderate leadership in the Senate, things would be a lot worse than what they are” in the Maryland General Assembly, Sen. Ed Kasemeyer told Howard County business leaders Wednesday.Read More
Senate rejects GOP cuts to $39 billion budget; Miller gripes about environmental ‘whackos’
by Len Lazarick | March 13, 2014 | General Assembly, Governor, News | 7 |
With minimal debate, the Maryland Senate rejected a half dozen Republican attempts to further trim Gov. Martin O’Malley’s $39 billion budget Wednesday, and gave preliminary approval to the spending plan that will be sent to the House this week.
The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee ultimately cut $492 million from the current budget and O’Malley’s proposal for next year, partly to make up for lowered revenue estimates in both years.Read More
Extra pension payments cut by Senate committee to balance budget
by Len Lazarick | March 10, 2014 | General Assembly, Governor, News | 7 |
The Senate Budget Committee voted Friday to take $500 million over the next five years from extra payments into the state pension system to balance the budget this year and for the next four.Read More
$300 million pension payment on chopping block to balance Md. budget
by Len Lazarick | March 7, 2014 | General Assembly, Governor, News | 24 |
Much or all of an annual $300 million extra payment into Maryland’s pension system is on the chopping block as Senate budgeters seek to balance Gov. Martin O’Malley’s $39 billion budget at a voting session Friday.Read More
Treasurer, comptroller urge senators to restore $100M cut in pension funding
by Len Lazarick | February 27, 2014 | News | 2 |
In unusual joint testimony, Maryland State Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot, chair and vice-chair of the state pension board, pleaded with Senate budgeters not to permanently cut $100 million in state payments to the retirement system. They said the cut proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley had high long-term repercussions and undermined the state’s credibility with bond rating agencies by reneging on promises made in 2011 pension reforms.Read More
Senior citizens in charge at the State House
by Len Lazarick | January 9, 2014 | Annapolitics Blog, General Assembly, News | 6 |
With the two longest serving presiding officers in Maryland history, the state Senate and House of Delegates, and a majority of their committees, are headed up by people in their 60s and 70s.Read More
Md. Senate leaders forecast some business tax relief
by Len Lazarick | November 20, 2013 | Annapolitics Blog, News, Taxes | 0 |
State Senate leaders told a business group Wednesday that they expected to see some sort of small business tax relief in the coming legislative session, possibly coupled with an increase in the minimum wage.Read More
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