Sign up as a Citizen Journalist and get involved in Information Activism.
Sign Up for Watchdog Updates!
The Maryland House of Delegates approved (101-36) Governor Martin O’Malley’s $37 billion budget in largely party line vote. Four Republicans joined the Democratic majority. Earlier in the week, the House Appropriations Committee reduced O’Malley’s original general fund spending proposal by $72 million, the bulk of which comes from over-budgeting for Medicaid. The overall budget increases by $1.2 billion and continues fiscal gimmicks that have characterized Maryland’s budgetary process over the last decade, fund raids, transfers and financing of core government functions through bond debt.
Tags: budget, Martin O'Malley, Maryland General Assembly, spending
- O’Malley moves forward with $1.5 billion State Center development in Baltimore
- Metro makes ultimatum to area officials: pay up, or we cut rail service
- Anthony Brown’s Campaign Didn’t Repay Labor Group’s Loan On Time
- Campaign disclosure forms reveal Xerox’s ties to Anthony Brown campaign
- WMATA’s Stagnant Revenues Means The Locals Have To Pick Up The Slack