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Two of my legislative priorities passed the House of Delegates last week: the Maryland Metro/Transit Funding Act and the Maryland Pension Climate Risk Act. These bills now head to the Senate for further action.
A large part of my work in Annapolis is devoted to reviewing the state's annual budget. I serve on the Education and Economic Development Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee which means we have primary oversight of all the state's education and economic development programs. After a month and a half of oversight hearings, the subcommittee made its budget decisions today. The budget originated in the Senate this year, which means that the subcommittee either concurred with, rejected, or modified the Senate decisions regarding recommendations from the Department of Legislative Services. Those decisions now go to the full Appropriations Committee for consideration.
Legislation to fund and reform Metro made significant progress in Virginia this past weekend, as reported by the Washington Post. Maryland Matters provided a recent update on the status in Maryland.
The state's Board of Revenue Estimates issued updated projections for the General Fund budget today. The current fiscal year projections were reduced by $39 million. Projections for the next fiscal year were increased by $433 million, which appears to be largely driven by the federal tax changes.
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