Department of Legislative Services

Md. Board Pursues Criminal Checks For MD LicenseesThe Maryland Board of Physicians is reversing its opposition to criminal background checks for medical license applicants.
Audit: Inappropriate Charges Made To State-Issued Credit CardsAn audit has found that four Maryland workers used state-issued credit cards to buy $255,000 of inappropriate items in recent years.
Audit Urges Procedures For Homestead Tax CreditA Maryland audit says the State Department of Assessments and Taxation has not created a formal and comprehensive compliance program to administer the Homestead Property Tax Credit.
Lawmakers Meet To Hash Out Budget DifferencesLawmakers did not get far Monday in their opening deliberations on resolving differences in budget proposals passed by state Senate and House of Delegates. A committee of legislators resolved some preliminary differences in their versions of the budget package, but held off dealing with a shift in who pays for teacher pensions and complicated tax proposals.
O'Malley Talks About Critical SHA AuditGov. Martin O'Malley says his administration will move quickly to discipline personnel who commit serious ethical lapses in the state procurement process in the aftermath of a highly critical audit of the Maryland State Highway Administration.