Md. finds federal pandemic aid may fall $1B short of expectations
Maryland’s budget secretary told legislators Wednesday that the state will need to cover more than $1 billion in spending that federal pandemic aid was initially going to provide. Budget Secretary David Brinkley warned the joint budget committees of the House and Senate that changes in what the federal government will cover with pandemic aid will require adjustments to a spending agreement with the legislature. “We will be introducing some adjustments in the budget that you should see in January,” said Brinkley.