State Budget News Continues to Worsen
By Henry Bogdan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, Maryland Nonprofits
While many nonprofits have been hoping that improvements could be made to state programs that are already inadequate, the legislature’s Spending Affordability Committee yesterday “recommended” a limit on state spending growth for next year that could cut away half of the money needed to pay the growing costs of the current level of services. Done to address
The final Spending Affordability report and recommendations are available online. A listing of all the “cost growth” in the state’s general fund budget can be found on pages 13 and 14 of the November 12 Spending Affordability briefing. Of course the actual spending reductions can come from any ongoing program or service in the budget, but
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