Through this public debt the legislature funded such things as high school concession stands, playgrounds, artificial reefs, and historic preservation programs.
The top three funded projects totaled $3.5 million, two of which have Republican sponsors
Western Maryland Republicans Del. Wendell Beitzel and Sen. George Edwards requested and received $1 million for the Adventure Sports International Site. According to the bond fact sheet ASCI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which promoted adventure tourism. The Garrett County government acquired the ASCI in 2012 and operates it as part of its County Enterprise Fund.
The General Assembly does not vote on the individual bond bills, the bills selected for approval are amended to the capital budget.
Since 2008 the General Assembly has authorized $100 million in bond bills. In 2008 the legislature authorized $25 million in bond bills or 38 percent of the $72 million requested. That amount authorized decreased to $15 million per year between 2009-2013.