Maryland legislators and audit officials pointed to staffing shortages and a lack of proper accounting at Tuesday’s meeting of the General Assembly’s Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee as the cause for the Maryland Department of Health’s money woes. “This is something that’s clearly been going on for a very long time, and we know the previous administration did not fill or choose to invest in staff. You can’t divorce that from any of these conversations,” said Del. Jared Solomon, a Democrat and the co-chair of the Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee.
Maryland lawmakers, officials blame lack of accounting procedure, bare-bones staffing for MDH’s financial problems
November 15, 2023