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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published July 09, 2010

CARDIN, WARNER TO HOLD SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE FIELD HEARING IN ANNAPOLIS MONDAY



July 12th hearing includes Governor O’Malley, Congressman Sarbanes, and Local Officials from Maryland

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced today that the Senate Budget Committee’s Government Performance Task Force will conduct a field hearing in Annapolis, Maryland with Governor Martin O’Malley on Monday, July 12. Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-3) also will participate.

The bipartisan Task Force, chaired by Senator Warner, has a broad mandate to examine federal program spending, reporting and accountability. Senators Cardin and Warner are conducting the field hearing to learn more about the CitiStat, CountyStat and StateStat programs used by Maryland’s state and local governments to effectively track spending, analyze results and evaluate government performance.

The July 12 hearing, which will be streamed live online www.governor.maryland.gov/stream.asp , will be held at the Governor’s Reception Room in the Maryland State House.

“I am proud that Maryland is at the forefront of efforts to ensure that government is serving our communities effectively through greater transparency and accountability,” said Senator Cardin. “Government budgets are not unlimited and I am looking forward to exploring how the federal government might learn from Maryland’s accomplishments at the state, county and local levels, and how we could apply some of these methods nationally.”

WHAT: Senate Budget Committee’s Government Performance Task Force Field Hearing

WHO: Senator Benjamin L. Cardin
Senator Mark R. Warner
Governor Martin O’Malley
Rep. John Sarbanes

WHEN:
MONDAY, July 12 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Maryland State House
Governor’s Reception Room
100 State Circle - Second Floor
Annapolis, MD

In October 2009, the Task Force on Government Performance was established to examine current federal program measurement systems that have been designed to ensure that policies are implemented efficiently and actually achieve the intended result. The Task Force will also examine how performance and program evaluation information is used during the budget process and draw on best practices from public, private, and non-profit experience, and from previous federal performance reform efforts.