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Budget Squabble Casts Doubt on $20 Million Md. Grant to Northrop Grumman

The fate of a $20 million grant Maryland promised as an incentive to keep defense giant Northrop Grumman in the state is up in the air and has become embroiled in a separate spending dispute between Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and state Democratic leaders.

The General Assembly approved the funding for Northrop Grumman as part of this year’s state budget. But its Legislative Policy Committee still must sign off on the terms of the agreement.

House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller (D-Calvert), who chair the 28-member policy committee, canceled the July meeting at which the panel was to discuss the agreement, after several Republicans said they would be attending their party’s national convention in Cleveland.

Read the full article from The Washington Post.

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