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Maryland Board Recommends State Debt Limit Increase

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A Maryland panel wants to raise the state's debt limit in the next fiscal year, but the move is facing opposition from at least one financial official in the state. The Capitol Debt Affordability Committee voted Monday to recommend Maryland increase its debt limit another $150 million beyond the current limit, which is $925 million, according to the Associated Press. 

Governor Martin O'Malley's administration believes the increase is affordable as revenues have grown faster than projected. State budget secretary T. Eloise Foster argues the borrowed money will help Maryland invest in infrastructure and boost jobs while interest rates are low. 

But state comptroller Peter Franchot voted against the change. He believes there are too many questions about the economy and instead of increasing debt, the state should increase financial restraint, according to AP.

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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.

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