Comprehensive Overview of 2011 Legislative Session Now Available

A publication from the Department of Legislative Services called the 90 Day Report is now available.  This report provides details for the legislative and budgetary actions taken by the General Assembly during the 2011 session that ended on April 11, 2011.  Section A provides details of the State budget with Section A-69 outlining State Aid to Local Governments.  Section B provides details of all tax related legislation and Section C-17 provides details on Pensions and…

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Final Budget Actions Affecting Local Governments

A previous post provided an overview of the major budgetary decisions affecting local governments.  This post provides a broader summary.  The actions in the right most column (Conference Committee and Final Action) were agreed to through a House and Senate Conference Committee and represent the final budget plan for both the operating budget (HB 70) and Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act (HB 72) for FY 2012, which will begin July 1, 2011. The links below…

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State Budget Decisions Pose Challenges to Prince George’s County FY 12 Schools Budget

The Gazette is reporting that Prince George's County Council Chair Ingrid Turner is requesting additional meetings with General Assembly representatives from the county to discuss county budget shortfalls created as a result of state decisions on pensions and school aid to local governments. The county council learned during a budget briefing Tuesday that Prince George's is expected to get between $6 million and $14 million in additional state aid; the county had sought about $20.9…

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