Spending Affordability Report Available – Recommendations, Lots of Background

As previously reported, the State’s Spending Affordability Committee recommended that the State act to eliminate its full structural deficit in the 2018 session, with a caveat that the impacts of federal tax and fiscal legislation could alter the viability of that goal.

The Committee’s full report is now available online.

Some points of particular interest to county officials:


Economic Outlook

Federal Tax Changes

General Fund Budget and Forecast

Education and Local Government

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties