Five-year budget picture has legislators weighing cuts, taxes other options

Maryland lawmakers face tough budget decisions that could include program cuts or tax increases when they return to Annapolis in January.  Members of the joint Spending Affordability Committee were briefed on a budget picture that sees hundreds of millions in structural deficits balloon to $2 billion by fiscal 2029. That picture raised the specter of tax increases. 

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Among the stories: A rally to push for Blueprint for Maryland’s Future to be fully funded by the state was held by education advocates in Lawyers Mall, an editorial from the Baltimore Sun, and more.

Marylanders Support Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

The survey found that 64 percent of Marylanders believe the tax system is unfair and more than three out of four surveyed said it was important for the state to make sure wealthy individuals pay their fair share.