DLS Fiscal Briefing: The Big Picture on State Budget, Revenues, and Aid

The single most useful document in state finances each year is the Department of Legislative Services Fiscal Briefing. The document, officially released and presented today, details each component of the pending state fiscal plan and explains issues still pending before the General Assembly now in receipt of the Governor’s proposed budget.

Some highlights of particular value to county officials (links below go to specific pages):

Revenue Forecast
General Fund Snapshot
School and Local Aid By County
School and Local Aid Reductions
Capital Budget Summary

For more coverage on the budget proposal, see Conduit Street‘s continuing analysis.

To watch the initial DLS presentation of the Fiscal Briefing before the two legislative budget committees (January 26), view online through the Maryland General Assembly website.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties