The State Budget Books consist of five volumes: a Budget Highlights book, three volumes for the Operating Budget, and the Capital Budget book. The volumes are published annually and are available shortly after the 3rd Wednesday in January.
The Highlights book is an executive summary. The Operating Budget books contain appropriation and personnel detail, as well as Managing for Results (MFR), which focuses on what State agencies are accomplishing with the funding they receive. The Capital Budget book lists all construction projects proposed for a five-year period.
The complete set sells for $100. The Highlights book is free while the supply lasts. The Capital Budget book, if sold separately, sells for $25. The complete set is also available on a CD while supplies last; it sells for $100, too. If a particular section (usually an agency/department) of the Operating Budget is of interest, it may be possible to print just that section while you wait, and it is free.
In addition to being available on the web, complete sets are distributed to all the County libraries and their branches.
In some instances, information sought by users might not be in the budget books. The automated budget system may be able to extract information necessary to satisfy some reqests for a small charge to cover programming and computer time.
To request budget books or information, please contact Vanessa Plante-McDonald at 410-260-7659.
45 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
300-301 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Toll Free (800) 705-3493