State budget – picture coming into focus

Today’s media is covering elements of the Administration’s budget plan, in advance of formal announcements today and tomorrow. Legislative leaders are meeting with the Governor and his staff today to hear some initial outlines, and the budget itself will be formally introduced Wednesday, by law.

Washington Post coverage
Baltimore Sun coverage
Maryland Gazette coverage

No details on county funding have emerged, but comments from the Governor and legislative leaders at the MACo Winter Conference have suggested no room for a “bounce back” in state funding — and more likely a number of programs being “flat funded” from FY 2010 into FY 2011.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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