General Assembly News

Baltimore Sun: Hogan can’t make spending switch without Assembly OK

By Timothy B. Wheeler Twice in the past few days, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has declared that he won’t spend money as the Democratic-controlled legislature prescribed in the budget, and will instead spend it for causes he favors. Hogan said he would take $68 million that lawmakers set aside for schools and use it to […]

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Rascovar: Hogan’s hypocrisy on pension funding and school aid

As Rascovar points out, the Legislature fully met its pension obligations, contributed an additional $75 million overpayment to the pension fund, and set aside funds to fully fund K-12 Education, including GCEI. To say otherwise is inaccurate and disingenuous. Barry Rascovar has been covering Maryland politics since 1971. The topics and opinions in his Monday […]

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MSRPS: Pension Actions Taken by the 2015 Maryland General Assembly

Recent news accounts have left many with the mistaken impression that the pension fund had been “raided” by the General Assembly during the recently-completed session. This is not the case. The confusion apparently stems from the Legislature’s decision to reduce supplemental funding to the pension system from the Governor’s proposed $150 million to $75 million. […]

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