Northrop Grumman Loan in Jeopardy as Top Democrats Battle Hogan

General Assembly leaders have no plans to schedule a vote on a $20 million loan the state promised Northrop Grumman, jeopardizing a plan to encourage the company to keep thousands of jobs in Maryland.

The money is part of a controversial $37.5 million package marketed by the Hogan administration as a way to ensure the aerospace giant keeps jobs here and remains competitive with other defense contractors. Northrop would not need to repay the $20 million loan as long as it keeps 10,000 employees in the state and meets other goals.