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Comptroller, budget secretary concerned about cuts to pension payments

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Comptroller Peter Franchot and Gov. Larry Hogan’s budget secretary are both raising objections to a proposal reducing state pension payments, saving money that may be used to increase education aid and state employee salaries. “It is […]

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Comptroller, budget secretary concerned about cuts to pension payments

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By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Comptroller Peter Franchot and Gov. Larry Hogan’s budget secretary are both raising objections to a proposal reducing state pension payments, saving money that may be used to increase education aid and state employee salaries. “It is […]

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State retirement obligations pose major threat to Hogan’s fiscal plans

A chart from Gov. Hogan’s budget presentation Jan. 22. It shows debt service and pension costs (red bars). The green line shows increasing percentage of the general fund. By Charlie

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Gov. Larry Hogan releases half of budget: No layoffs, no raises for state employees

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Newly sworn in Gov. Larry Hogan released about half the state budget Thursday, the $16.4 billion general fund budget — spending funded by sales, income, and corporate

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Governor Larry Hogan pledges ‘new spirit of bipartisan cooperation’

Photo by Office of the Governor Gov. Larry Hogan Jr. emphasized the need for bipartisan cooperation and common sense solutions in his 2,000-word inaugural speech. But he also gave his

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Rascovar: State Center boondoggle

Above: State Center area with Howard Street at bottom, Preston Street in middle and armory on the right. By Barry Rascovar For MarylandReporter.com As Gov. Martin O’Malley winds down his second and

$1.5B in lottery sales – where it goes

By Lejla Sarcevic Capital News Service Players spend more than $1.5 billion a year on Maryland lottery tickets and get about $1 billion back in winnings — on average, a 50-cent

Gambling in Md. Part 1: Low-income players drive lottery sales, big source of state revenues

GAMBLING in Maryland: Part 1 This is the first part of a four-day series by Capital News Service examining how Maryland uses gambling to raise revenues. It starts with

Rascovar column: Election politics trumped budget realities

By Barry Rascovar For MarylandReporter.com The $77 million in budget cuts approved last week by the Maryland Board of Public Works mark the first recognition there’s a price to be paid

Budget bill signed by O’Malley contained unconstitutional provisions, Gansler says

Photo above:Gov. Martin O’Malley signs the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act last Thursday, with Senate President Mike Miller, left, and House Speaker Michael Busch, right; behind them Sen. Nancy

Overtime pay for state employees rises; some double their salaries

By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins Margaret@MarylandReporter.com Although the number of overtime payments to state employees made in 2013 remained roughly the same as those made in 2012, the sum of those payments rose

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