ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lawmakers tasked with reconciling the House and Senate budgets have approved a first round of minor compromises. They are saving the toughest decisions for later this week.
Representatives of both chambers gave way Monday afternoon in budget areas where the other side objected to cuts.
For instance, the committee decided to keep intact grants offered by the Maryland Tourism Development Board and funds for the child care subsidy program.
They agreed to eliminate vacant public safety positions and to cut foster care payments.