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Who Wants Your Money?

The 2016 Session of the Maryland General Assembly is halfway done, and we decided to compile all of the Capital Budget requests from your Delegates and State Senators that were submitted so far this year. You can learn more information regarding state debt and the bond bill process at the Department of Legislative Services website.

There are 252 official bond bills, 125 House and 127 Senate with the majority cross-filed but not all. We have pulled from the list the most expensive individual requests and the amounts requested per county.  If you are interested in seeing the complete set of data, please send a request to our email or find us on Twitter.

The top four most-expensive requests in terms of cost are:
1. SB 253 $ 1,100,000 for public housing in Prince George’s County
2. HB 695/SB 230 $750,000 for a soccer complex in Montgomery County
3. HB 941/SB 703 $630,000 for Morning Star Family Life Center in Baltimore County
4. HB 143/SB 562 $600,000 for Fells Point Creative Alliance in Baltimore City

In terms of counties, the top five most-expensive request totals are:
1. Baltimore City requested $17,480,000
2. Prince George’s County requested $6,260,000
3. Montgomery County requested $6,110,000
4. Baltimore County requested $5,870,000
5. Anne Arundel County requested $5,482,000

The five least-expensive requests are:
1. (Tie) Kent County requested $0
1. (Tie) Queen Anne’s County requested $0
1. (Tie) Somerset County requested $0
4. (Tie) Carroll County requested $300,000
4. (Tie) St. Mary’s County requested $300,000

Here is the complete breakdown by county:

Allegany County requested $750,000 in total funds with $375,000 requested in both Houses.

Anne Arundel County requested $5,482,000 in total funds with $2,972,000 requested in the House of Delegates and $2,510,000 in the Senate.

Baltimore County requested $5,870,000 in total funds with 3,080,000 requested in the House of Delegates and $2,790,000 in the State Senate.

Baltimore City requested $17,480,000 in total funds with $8,727,500 requested in the House of Delegates (2 unique) and $8,752,500 requested in the State Senate (2 unique).

Caroline County requested $600,000 in total funds with $300,000 requested in both Houses.

Carroll County requested $300,000 in total funds with $150,000 requested in both Houses.

Cecil County requested $600,000 in total funds with $300,000 requested in both Houses.

Charles County requested $1,015,000 in total funds with $660,000 requested in the House of Delegates (1 unique) and $355,000 requested in the State Senate.

Dorchester County requested $2,500,000 in total funds with $1,250,000 requested in both Houses.

Frederick County requested $490,000 in total funds with $175,000 requested in the House of Delegates and $315,000 requested in the State Senate.

Garret County requested $700,000 in total funds with $325,000 requested in both Houses.

Harford County requested $1,050,000 in total funds with $700,000 requested in the House of Delegates (1 unique) and $350,000 requested in the State Senate (2 unique).

Howard County requested $2,138,000 in total funds with $1,069,000 requested in both Houses.

Montgomery County requested $6,110,000 with $3,105,000 requested in the House of Delegates (1 unique) and $3,005,000 in the State Senate.

Prince George’s County requested $6,260,000 with $2,325,000 requested in the House of Delegates (2 unique) and $3,935,000 in the State Senate (6 unique).

St. Mary’s County had one request in the State Senate for $300,000.

Talbot County requested $1,000,000 with $500,000 in both Houses.

Washington County requested $645,000 with $445,000 requested in the House (1 bill, unique) and $200,000 requested in the State Senate (2 bills, unique).

Wicomico County requested $720,000 with $420,000 requested in the House (1 unique) and $300,000 requested in the State Senate.

Worcester County requested $400,000 with $200,000 requested in both Houses.

 

Update: Per request, Senator Catherine Pugh, who is currently running for Mayor, has her name attached to requests totaling $3,270,000.

 

Correction: Due to a technical error, Montgomery County’s and Prince George’s County’s figures were incorrectly labeled and displayed. This has been fixed.






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