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  • Md. passes budget ending tax hike streak, but Hogan still at odds over spending

    By Anjali Shastry, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly passed the state’s $40.7 billion budget hours before the close of the session Monday evening, but left unknown is whether Republican Gov. Larry Hogan…

  • Schools likely to top agenda in Montgomery County budget review

    WASHINGTON —  The future of public schools will likely get a lot of attention as the  Montgomery County Council begins reviewing the recommended Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget presented by County Executive Ike Leggett. The council’s…

  • Teachers appeal to fund Fairfax County schools

    WASHINGTON — As Fairfax County leaders decide how much money county departments will receive, teachers are appealing for more funding in 2016 and describing the hardships that come with living on their salaries. The appeals…

  • Maryland House to vote on $40.4B budget

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates has passed the state’s $40.4 billion budget. The House voted 129-10 Thursday for the budget bill, with 89 Democrats voting for the measure and 40 Republicans.…

  • DC revenues increase, shrinking budget gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia government revenues have increased slightly, meaning Mayor Muriel Bowser has a smaller budget gap to fill. The District’s chief financial officer announced Friday that projected revenues for the upcoming…

  • How much does it cost to clear all that snow and ice?

    WASHINGTON — This winter’s been a budget-buster for the state of Maryland. State Highway Administration spokesman Dave Buck says roughly $50 million was budgeted for winter road clean up, and the state’s already spent $70…

  • Va. House, Senate propose state employee raises

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State employees and public school teachers would get a small pay increase under new budget proposals. Both chambers of the GOP-controlled General Assembly unveiled proposed budgets Sunday that include varying levels…

  • District loses $55 million in uncollected tickets in 2014, $322 million since 2011

    WASHINGTON — As the District of Columbia faces a new budget cycle this year, it will have to fill a big hole each year from people who don’t pay their tickets. In fiscal year 2014,…

  • Prince William schools face cutting full-day kindergarten

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Prince William County school officials are preparing to make cuts as the school system’s enrollment boom has continued to outpace the budget. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1yZmjZ2 ) reports school officials are…

  • Property tax hike floated to cover shortfall in Montgomery Co.

    WASHINGTON – Montgomery County property owners may have to pay more in local taxes this year or next as the county needs to fill another budget gap to address decreasing funding from Annapolis and a…

  • 7 simple and free budgeting tools

    For many, the New Year arrived with a resolution to finally start keeping a budget. And why not? Creating a budget — and sticking to it — are key first steps toward reaching financial goals…

  • Anne Arundel County freezes hiring amid state budget deficit

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has announced a temporary hiring freeze that takes effect immediately. In a statement Friday, Schuh says there is a looming state budget deficit that demands…

  • 5 budgeting blunders that hurt your finances

    Everyone knows that a budget is the linchpin holding together your financial empire, or if you prefer, financial shack. If you don’t have a budget, whether or not you know it yet, you have money…

  • Va. House to hold public hearings on budget Jan. 7

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia House of Delegates has scheduled five regional public hearings on the state’s biennial budget. A notice posted on the House’s website says hearings will be held Jan. 7 at…

  • VDOT sets snow removal budget

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Transportation has set its initial snow-removal budget for the upcoming winter. VDOT estimates that its budget will exceed $145 million this winter. The snow-removal budget is part…