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Governor Hogan: COVID-19 ‘the biggest fiscal challenge we have ever faced’

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday issued the following statement after a meeting of the Board of Revenue Estimates: “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented fiscal crisis for state and local governments nationwide, which according to Moody’s Analytics will face $500 billion in shortfalls over the next two fiscal years, with more than 4 million jobs at stake. “Today’s …


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Hogan administration unveils new financial transparency web portal

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the heads of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) on Friday announced the launch of the “Maryland Transparency Portal,” a new web-based application that will empower citizens to become better informed about the details of the state budget with a user-friendly and easy-to-navigate interface. Using the Socrata …


Olszewski names Director of Budget and Finance

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday nominated Edward Blades to serve as the Director of Budget and Finance, a position that oversees formulation of the county budget and manages the county’s finances. Blades has served as Deputy Director of Budget and Finance since 2012, and has served in the county’s Office of Budget and Finance since …

Governor Hogan announces launch of student debt repayment plan

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced the launch of SmartWork, a key component of the administration’s overall college affordability and student debt relief package. Governor Hogan introduced SmartWork in 2018 as part of a comprehensive series of initiatives to make a college education more affordable and provide relief to Marylanders burdened by student debt. The SmartWork component for state …