Senate Approves Extra Funding for Md. Public TV If Trump Cuts Aid

By Daniel Menefee

For Maryland  Reporter

Starting next year live C-Span style deliberations of the Maryland House and Senate could be televised and live streamed during the last two weeks of each session, under a provision in a bill to support Maryland Public Television should Congress cut funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as President Trump has proposed.

The bill, SB1034, cleared the Senate 47-0 on Thursday and now heads to the House of Delegates for a vote.

The measure would mandate the administration fill any shortfalls in grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and provide additional state funds when general fund revenues grow.