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Maryland Transit Administration running out of control

By Charlie Hayward CharlieHayward@MarylandReporter.com Since 2005, the Maryland Transit Administration, or MTA, has fallen short of the goal to bring in 35 cents in fares for every dollar spent. While state law mandates the goal and tasks the MTA to […]

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Maryland Transit Administration running out of control

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By Charlie Hayward CharlieHayward@MarylandReporter.com Since 2005, the Maryland Transit Administration, or MTA, has fallen short of the goal to bring in 35 cents in fares for every dollar spent. While state law mandates the goal and tasks the MTA to […]

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Hogan budget chief justifies action to control spending growth

Budget Secretary David Brinkley (Photo by Rebecca Lessner for MarylandReporter.com By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Delegates grilled Budget Secretary David Brinkley on Tuesday, asking him to justify Gov. Larry Hogan’s plans to limit

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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

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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

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