ANNAPOLIS — Maryland's budget advisers say roughly $245 million of funding in Gov. Martin O'Malley's $1.4 billion budget is questionable.
"Within the budget we find, potentially, there's some underfunding," said John Rohrer, coordinator of fiscal and policy analysis for the state Department of Legislative Services.
Medicaid underfunding in fiscal 2011 could require an infusion of $100 million to $125 million in general funds and the state's low-income energy assistance program may need $25 million, Rohrer told the Senate and House budget committees on Monday.
O'Malley's budget also is counting on $46 million in federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds. The state has received $12 million in TANF funds and Congress has rescinded the remaining authorization, leaving a $34 million hole.