Budget

Hogan directs wrongfully convicted to be paid; post office renovations approved

Gov. Larry Hogan, R, said payments to five men wrongfully imprisoned in Maryland would be awarded in two weeks, at the next meeting of the Maryland Board of Public Works. On Wednesday, the board also approved a $9.7 million payment to continue converting a onetime post office in downtown Annapolis into offices for the governor’s staff.

National Institutes of Health Bethesda facility needs $1.5 billion for repairs

WASHINGTON – The National Institutes of Health has a repair backlog of $1.5 billion at its Bethesda facility, and some help may be coming from Congress, where Maryland lawmakers have urged increased spending for the agency. An Aug. 26 study…

Cardin, Brown say Andrews military families are paying for Trump’s wall

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland – With sewage backups, flooding, mold and pests, and frequent internet, phone, and air conditioning outages, Joint Base Andrews is in desperate need of a new child care center. Congress allocated $13 million to replace the…

Success, failure, mourning at close of Md. General Assembly

It was a bittersweet and busy day for Maryland legislators as they pushed to get their bills through both House and Senate chambers on Sine Die, the final day of the General Assembly on Monday.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan releases FY 2020 budget

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Gov. Larry Hogan, R, this week released a $44.6 billion state budget for the upcoming 2020 fiscal year, fortifying his objectives for the 2019 General Assembly session — education, economic growth, health, state employees, transportation and the…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 13

WASHINGTON – On the last episode of The Washington Bullpen for the Fall 2018 semester, host Jarod Golub has the latest on former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s sentencing, the clash between President Trump and Democratic lawmakers over border wall…

Trump’s proposed Chesapeake Bay cleanup cuts face Hill battle

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s plan to slash 90 percent of Chesapeake Bay cleanup funding, which could dismantle several decades of environmental restoration, met resistance from Maryland’s Democratic congressional delegation. The cuts, which would drop the budget for Chesapeake Bay…

Hogan touts school spending among budget priorities

Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday released the state’s upcoming 2019 fiscal year budget, citing priorities in education.

Revenues will come in $53 million less than projected, state board says

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — The Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates voted Wednesday to reduce the state’s revenue projections for fiscal year 2018 by $53 million — a 0.3 percent decrease from previous estimates. The board also estimated revenues for fiscal year…