Pink slips are going out to staff at some Baltimore City schools today.
Taking the pressure. Governor Hogan says he won’t be swayed by lawmakers and educators urging him to give additional money to districts where it costs more to operate schools.
Closing the gap. That’s what a proposed billion dollar city school budget is designed to do. The plan includes more money sent to classrooms and cutting top spots at school headquarters.
Budget crisis averted. Powerful political leaders went head-to-head over funding for the state for hours. The General Assembly has passed a final budget.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed a compromise that restores a significant portion of education funding sought by the Democratic-led Legislature.
Maryland Democrats and Republicans remained mired in political gamesmanship Friday, with the GOP criticizing Democrats for not acting on Gov. Larry Hogan’s revised budget plans and Democrats saying the Republican governor’s plans undermine bipartisan budget legislation already approved by the Legislature.
A leading Maryland lawmaker said he wanted to see more assurance from Gov. Larry Hogan that he will support restored funding for education and a cost-of-living adjustment for state employees before taking up some of the governor’s legislative initiatives, but strained budget talks appeared to worsen Thursday when the Republican governor did not include any mention of the priorities in a supplemental budget.
The Maryland Senate has voted unanimously for the state’s $40 billion budget.
The Maryland Senate is scheduled to consider changes to the state’s $40.4 billion budget plan.
The Maryland House of Delegates passed the state’s $40.4 billion budget on Thursday, restoring added education funding and a cost-of-living adjustment for state employees.
A Maryland budget plan restoring education funds and state employee pay that had been scaled back in Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s budget proposal advanced Wednesday in the House of Delegates.
Leaders of a Maryland Senate panel that steers state spending say recent changes to the state budget are something the whole General Assembly can support.