State union employees told lawmakers Tuesday they are concerned that staff shortages — of about 2,600, according to a 2018 study — are causing safety issues, including some injuries, for employees at certain agencies.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The state legislature this week began the arduous task of determining which programs and services will suffer cuts and funding deferments in 2018. The pain comes in the form of a bill called the Budget Reconciliation and…
Gov. Larry Hogan’s Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2015, a bill that includes 32 pages of various funding initiatives — on spending, tax, and mandate cuts, as well as fund transfers — had its first hearing Tuesday.
Gov. Larry Hogan’s first, $40.4 billion budget, released in detail Friday, boosts overall funding to education — though it cuts discretionary payments to some schools — and maintains planned road construction while paring back funding for Medicaid and state agencies and employees.
Twenty-four hours after being sworn in, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced his 2016 budget, cutting agency spending by 2 percent, but increasing funding for K-12 schools and higher ed.