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.
Dow Chemical Co. is spending $2.5 million to bring the International Chemistry Olympiad to the U.S. for the second time in the event’s 44-year-history.
Mayors from across the United States will be gathering in Baltimore this week and foreign policy will be on their minds.
The company planning to redevelop the former Fort Ritchie Army base in western Maryland says it’s trimming its spending there because the project has been stalled by litigation.
The Prince George’s County Council has approved a $2.7 billion budget that slightly reduces education spending but could avert teacher layoffs.
A new report says Maryland is a leader in providing tools to help policymakers prioritize transportation spending.
The Smithsonian Institution will see a $1.8 million cut in its 2011 budget under the spending deal approved by Congress.
Baltimore students, teachers and school administrators are telling Maryland lawmakers to “keep the promise,” when it comes to schools funding.
A spending plan Congress is working on to fund the federal government through September does not currently include $150 million that Metro had been promised to improve safety.