Maryland’s State Ethics Commission says the state’s top lobbyists earned more than $37 million in the latest filing period.
Christmas may be over, but the rush is not. The malls are packed once again, as thousands of people look for deals and others exchange or return the gifts they just didn’t like.
A Maryland legislative panel is scheduled to make state spending recommendations for the next fiscal year.
Montgomery County officials say new state mandates will drive up spending on the county’s school system by $100 million over the next four years.
The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.
A new report shows visitors to the national parks in the Washington area spent $1.37 billion in surrounding communities, based in 2011 data.
Spending by committees for and against expanded gambling in Maryland has exceeded the amount spent in the 2006 governor’s race.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he has confidence in the head of Washington’s airports authority, but not the board.
Officials in Baltimore County are being warned that the county’s budget needs to have flexibility built in to prepare for teacher pension costs that could be passed on to local governments.
A panel of Maryland lawmakers voted Thursday night to recommend that Gov. Martin O’Malley and the General Assembly reduce the state’s structural deficit by 50 percent in the next legislative session, but left the governor with the flexibility to close some of the gap with tax increases instead of budget cuts only.
State Comptroller Peter Franchot is criticizing Baltimore County leaders for not using $7 million in school construction funds to air-condition schools.
Call it housecleaning, downsizing, or streamlining, the target is city spending. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is rolling up her sleeves, and she’s hired a company to help with the heavy lifting.