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7:34 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Teachers Union Airs Ad Against Cuts in MD Education

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland teachers' union is launching a petition drive to protect strong investments in schools.

The Maryland State Education Association is kicking off a radio ad campaign and online petition drive on Monday. The ad will run for two weeks in Baltimore, the District of Columbia and other parts of Maryland.

The campaign is calling on Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and state lawmakers to not cut school funding.

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8:09 am
Mon December 1, 2014

VA Budget Cuts Hit Forensic Lab Analysis of Gunshot Residue

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Budget cuts have prompted the Virginia Department of Forensic Science to reduce its analysis of gunshot residue and several other kinds of trace evidence.

Beginning Monday, the department is discontinuing routine analysis of trace evidence in what it calls general chemical cases, including cosmetics and unknown liquids or pastes. The agency also is limiting gunshot residue testing to evidence from the hands of suspects in cases where someone was shot.

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9:11 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Over 500 State Jobs Could Be Cut in Virginia Budget Shortfall

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D)
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is planning to lay off 565 state workers and raise the prices of distilled spirits at state-owned liquor stores as he aims to close a state budget shortfall.

McAuliffe detailed his plans Wednesday as part of an effort by state officials to bridge a $2.4 billion budget gap.

McAuliffe said most of the layoffs would come from the Department of Corrections, which will close multiple facilities. It also will delay the opening of a women's correctional center.

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Local News
7:51 am
Wed July 2, 2014

O'Malley Proposes $80 Million in Budget Cuts

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to submit nearly $80 million in state budget cuts to the Board of Public Works.

The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/TC8YnK ) reports that O'Malley will ask the board to approve the cuts on Wednesday.

The reductions add up to about 0.5 percent of the planned $16.1 billion in general-fund spending in the current fiscal year, which began Tuesday. The newspaper reports that the cuts are an acknowledgement that tax revenues are not likely to be as strong as projected.

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Local News
8:28 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Lawmakers To Trim Delaware State Budget This Week

Credit Don Rush

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of the Delaware legislature's budget writing committee will be getting back to work after the long holiday weekend as they continue to fashion a spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1.

The Joint Finance Committee is set to reconvene Tuesday as members continue to work through a list of about $37 million in suggested changes to Gov. Jack Markell's proposed budget that administration officials developed amid recent steady revenue declines.

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Local News
8:45 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Revenue Projection Down for Delaware Budget Writers

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Delaware’s revenue forecasting panel says the state’s budget problems just got worse predicting that it will fall $75 million short of previous estimates.

The new projections by the non-partisan Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council means that the state’s governor and lawmakers may have to consider budget cuts as they head toward the June deadline.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Governor Jack Markell is expected to put $20 million back into the general fund that agencies will not spend this year.

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Local News
12:09 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Food Stamp Cuts Would Hit Hungry Marylanders

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A final vote is expects today in the House of Representatives effort that would make major cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as food stamps critics say they could have a dramatic impact on hungry Marylanders.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story:


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11:44 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Federal Budget Cuts Could Hit U.S. Naval Academy

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - U.S. Naval Academy officials say federal budget cuts could lead to canceled classes.

Academy spokesman Cmdr. John Schofield tells WBAL-AM that the cuts will mean furlough days.

Schofield says civilian employees of the Department of Defense must take 11 furlough days between July 8 and Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. He says that will mean taking one day each week or two days per pay period as furlough days. About half of the faculty members at the school are civilian employees.

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7:54 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Wicomico County Schools Face Budget Cuts

Wicomico County Schools Superintendent John Fredericksen
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Job cuts are coming to the Wicomico County Public Schools.

Six positions are in jeopardy including a teacher an instructional assistant and professional development coach.

That’s the message for more than 200 parents who signed a friendly petition protesting the proposed budget by Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt.

His spending plan cuts the county contribution to the public schools by over $2 million dollars from the $40 million requested by the Board of Education to $38 million for the upcoming fiscal year.

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10:54 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Sequester Expected to Hit Delaware Hard

U.S. Capitol Building
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As the deadline looms for the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts from the sequester in Washington the First State could be hit hard.

Delaware gets almost $315 million in non-defense funds from the federal government.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the state’s Office of Management and Budget believes there will be a 5.3 percent across-the-board cut.

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9:06 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Sequester Would Hit MD Hard

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Wells Fargo report says Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia are the most vulnerable to looming and widespread federal budget cuts.

The report released Monday examines states that would feel the most pain from $85 billion in cuts that are set to automatically start taking effect March 1 without a bipartisan deal.

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12:20 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

VA Governor Orders Budget Cuts

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RICHMOND Va. (AP) - Citing a looming federal fiscal crisis and a lagging recovery, Republican Governor Bob McDonnell has ordered Virginia state agencies to immediately prepare to cut their budgets by 4 percent.

The memo by McDonnell's chief of staff to heads of executive departments cites the "fiscal cliff," that is the prospect that Congress won't agree on debt reductions in time for avert deep, across-the-board cuts starting Jan. 1. The memo was obtained Thursday by the AP.

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