Monthly Archives: May 2012

Maryland’s “Unaffordable Spending Committee”

Maryland’s budget would be two-thirds its current size if only lawmakers followed the same spending limit guidelines that 28 other states use, rather than following the recommendations of the state’s misnamed “Spending Affordability Committee.”  This is a conclusion of a new report by economist Eileen Norcross and Benjamin J. Vanmetre.   Their study, The Appearance of(…)

Stop the Annapolis Special Session: Not Another Nightmare on the Severn

County Executive Ike Leggett said on WTOP’s “Ask the County Executive” program on Thursday: “We are better off with the doomsday versus the original budget.” According to Leggett: “That’s how bad the regular session treated Montgomery County.” On the same day Leggett announced his opposition to a special session, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley made a(…)