$146 million in new debt since 2007
The Maryland General Assembly approved $16 million in new debt for 156 local pork projects during the 2014 legislative session.
Known in Annapolis as bond bills, they are submitted by legislators, but are not voted on individually by the assembly. Rather, they are added to the capital budget via the amendment process. The projects are funded through general obligation bonds authorized in the Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan 0f 2014, which totaled $1.2 billion.