Mayor Fires Back As Threat of City Shutdown LoomsA threat to gridlock Baltimore’s budget and shutdown city services brings a strong response from the mayor.
Hogan Outlines Across-The-Board Agency CutsGov. Larry Hogan has outlined the specifics in his cost-savings plan to cut 2 percent from state agencies across the board, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Friday outlining the specifics.
Maryland Analyst Says Revenues Above ProjectionsMaryland revenues ended up being about $200 million above projections for the last fiscal year, a top state budget analyst said Friday.
Metro Calls For Service Cuts To Add More Blue Line TrainsMetro is proposing cutting service on four rail lines so that it can add more trains and reduce wait times on the crowded blue line.
House GOP Measure Would Cut Amtrak By $242MLegislation that would cut Amtrak's budget by $242 million was working its way through the House, though there's new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record train engineers to help investigators get to the bottom of crashes such as last month's deadly derailment in Philadelphia.
City Schools Staff Learn Who's Getting Pink SlipPink slips are going out to staff at some Baltimore City schools today.
Debate Over Md. School Funding ContinuesTaking 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.
Baltimore City Schools Roll Out Plan To Close $108M Budget ShortfallClosing 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.
Md. Budget Passed Amid Disagreement With Governor, LawmakersBudget crisis averted. Powerful political leaders went head-to-head over funding for the state for hours. The General Assembly has passed a final budget.
Maryland Governor Proposes Budget CompromiseRepublican Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed a compromise that restores a significant portion of education funding sought by the Democratic-led Legislature.
Md. Democrats And Republicans Continue Budget BrinksmanshipMaryland 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.
Strained Maryland Budget Differences WidenA 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.