How should Maryland’s budget be allocated?
The General Assembly is carefully reviewing Governor Hogan’s $44.5 billion proposed State budget. Over the course of the session, Senate and House committees hold hearings and work together with staff and advocates to craft Maryland’s spending priorities for the coming year. I was disappointed that the Governor’s budget slashed promised raises for mental health service providers; left a $75 million structural deficit; and reduced State pension payments by $50 million. I am hopeful that the final budget will include more funding for our schools, Metro, and our most vulnerable neighbors.