March 27, 2017 State House Update

Governor Larry Hogan’s FY2018 operating budget continues to wind its way through the legislative approval process in Annapolis. Debate and committee voting is complete and cuts have been made based on the recommendations of budget analysts and the budget committees. Legislators are only able to make reductions in the budget because lawmakers are prohibited from adding, spending or moving money from one department to another in the budget.

As the legislature passes its final important deadline, called “crossover day,” and enters its final two weeks, there is more clarity regarding the outcome of pending legislation. This clarity includes the disposition of Governor Larry Hogan’s extensive 2017 legislative agenda.

Read more about the budget and the status of select portions of the Governor’s legislative package in the March 27, 2017 State House Update.