One year after election, Hogan focusing on keeping campaign promises

Governor has cut bridge, road tolls and some agency fees

More Than 1 in 10 Americans Plan to Dress Up a Pet for Halloween

Halloween gives people an excuse to wear costumes — and dress up their pets. Almost 13 percent of Americans will put a costume on their pet this Halloween, according to National Retail Federation survey data.

Van Hollen Praises Federal Budget Agreement as “Good Step Forward”

Congressional leaders and the White House have reached a tentative budget deal to set the federal government’s spending framework for the next two years, a move which Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, called “a good step forward.”

Hogan’s Budget Bill Maintains Governor’s Funding Priorities

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.

BNotes Aim To Keep Consumers Spending In Baltimore

Local currency aims to increase spending at small businesses.