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Black Caucus Want Budget Meeting With Hogan

January 31st, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Members of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus are demanding a meeting with Governor Hogan to discuss what they say is an unfair budget.  After a one hour meeting the caucus representing Delegates and Senators from Baltimore City, Prince George's and Baltimore Counties agreed to send a letter to the governor expressing concerns about a proposed $143-million cut in school funding, and a $160-million cut in reimbursements to hospitals and other medical providers for treating uninsured or Medicaid patients. It asks for a meeting with the governor as soon as Monday but before he delivers his State of the State Address on Wednesday.  The letter says while they support the governor’s plan to eliminate the structural deficit, the cuts hit poorer areas harder. Delegate Jay Walker who heads the Prince George’s County Delegation signed the letter telling reporters the budget will lead to the layoffs of up to 600 teachers in Prince George's County and more than  1,100 teachers statewide

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