Administration Proposes $67.2 Million in State Budget Cuts

The Administration plans to seek $86.3 million dollars in budget actions, to include $67.2 million in budget reductions, at the upcoming September 6 Board of Public Works meeting. In comments to the press earlier today, Maryland Department of Budget and Management Secretary David Brinkley said “there is no sign that Maryland will have less money…

Delegate Beidle Files for District 32 Senate Seat

Delegate Pam Beidle has filed to run for the District 32 Senate seat to be vacated by Senator DeGrange, who announced he will retire at the end of this term. Delegate Beidle was elected to the House of Delegates in 2006. She has served on the Environment and Transportation Committee (formerly known as the Environmental…

Senator Ed DeGrange Announces Retirement

State Senator Ed DeGrange has announced that he will retire at the end of his term in 2018.  Senator DeGrange was first elected to the Maryland Senate in 1998. He served on the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee during most of his Senate career as Chair of the Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee and the…

Governor Hogan Announces Repeal of PlanMaryland

During his closing address at the Maryland Association of Counties annual summer conference, Governor Hogan announced the issuance of an Executive Order to repeal PlanMaryland and create a new State Development Plan. From the Governor’s press release, “As I have traveled across Maryland, local elected officials have repeatedly asked for a plan that better reflects…

General Assembly’s Top Budget Advisor to Retire

Warren Deschenaux, executive director of the Department of Legislative Services and the head budget and policy advisor to the General Assembly plans to retire December 1, 2017. A national search will be undertaken to replace Mr. Deschenaux and the presiding officers have appointed a steering committee to oversee the interview process and recommend candidates. A…

Senator Roger Manno to Run for Congress

Senator Roger Manno has announced that he will run for the Democratic nomination in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District to replace incumbent Representative John Delaney who has announced he will run for President. Other sitting members of the General Assembly who have announced their intention to run for the 6th Congressional District include Maryland House Majority Leader…