Amid surplus, Hogan pitches budget plan to incoming governor

Senate President Bill Ferguson, a Baltimore Democrat, noted after the committee’s vote that the state has maintained its Triple-A bond rating, which he described as “an unequivocal acknowledgement by fiscal experts that the budgets enacted by the General Assembly are fiscally responsible.” “In the Legislature, we know how to be pragmatic, and we know how…

First Black chair of Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee uses art to correct history

“I can think of no better fighter for jurisprudence and racial equality than former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall,” said Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-MD-46). “His legacy as the first African American Justice on our land’s highest court will be an ever-present reminder to all who pass through the halls of the Maryland Senate…

Maryland’s $3.8 billion education reform plan embraces community schools

Their dreams are encapsuled in the Blueprint Act, which comes with a big price tag, increasing educational funding to $3.8-billion a year by 2030. Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City), a former teacher who helped craft the new law, told Maryland Matters that community schools offer a beacon for the future.

In suburban Md., Dems bet abortion outrage can flip a state Senate seat

Democratic power brokers, including Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City), took notice of her campaign and started helping. “She’s someone that resonates as common sense, practical,” Ferguson said, calling Gile “a phenomenal candidate” who “has demonstrated a willingness to work.”

Abundance of entertainment, dining coming to Baltimore’s newly-named Walk at Warner Street

“We have a world class casino, an unbelievable Topgolf facility coming from out of the ground, and Paramount,” Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson said. “This will be an incredible entertainment district thoroughfare, walking way between the stadium and the casino. We are going to see unbelievable investment in this part of the city.”

How a developer’s re-imagining of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is getting a $67.5 million boost from state taxpayers

“When there is the overhead view of Sunday Night Football [in] Baltimore, what is shown is that: Harborplace, Inner Harbor, public assets that are there,” Ferguson said. “It is our city’s cultural image for the downtown and I think there’s no city that has a failing downtown and a thriving uptown. It just doesn’t work.”

‘People cannot continue to feel unsafe:’ Senate president seeks to reassure Little Italy

Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson was back in Little Italy Tuesday night, after last month’s announcement with Gov. Larry Hogan on the security upgrades and investment funding for the neighborhood. Residents were pleased with Ferguson’s return while others were critical of the city’s response to the rise in crime.

Ferguson and Jones offer preview of issues General Assembly will tackle in 2023

During a Greater Washington Board of Trade forum, Ferguson identified mental health, transportation and workforce development as likely priorities for the legislature. He also said the new wave of state leaders need to pay careful attention to the learning and social deficits created by the pandemic.