A few weeks ago I provided an overview of the budget as introduced by Governor Hogan. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am now engaged in the daily work of reviewing the Governor's budget request agency-by-agency. You can see the hearing schedule and review the Department of Legislative Services' background on each agency's budget here.
You may have read about the Governor introducing a "supplemental budget" last week. This is a common procedure to alter the previously introduced budget (there were several introduced last year). Last week's supplemental budget provides operating funding for a hospital in Prince George's County and can be found here.
One of Montgomery County's concerns with the budget is the defunding of a building at the Universities at Shady Grove. You can read about the effort to restore that funding here.
Montgomery County Public Schools recently announced the hiring of Jack Smith as the new Superintendent. I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Smith in his two capacities with the Maryland State Department of Education. He is well qualified for the position and I wish him good luck in his new role.
Last week I mentioned the Governor's State of the State. You can read the address in its entirety here.
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