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Brinkley Weighs in on Hogan’s Budget Cuts

March 18th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Senate is largely on board with the changes the House Appropriations Committee made to Gov. Larry Hogan's budget last week, the chair of the Senate's spending panel said Monday. Sen. Edward  Kasemeyer, chairman of the Budget & Taxation Committee, said he and his House counterpart have been consulting through the budget review process and are largely in agreement over which programs to cut and which to attempt to restore in next year's $40.7 billion budget. The largest and most-criticized of those cuts was a $75 million reduction in a supplemental payment the state was scheduled to make to the state employees' pension plan. Hogan's office on Monday distributed a Washington Post editorial criticizing the pension move. Budget Secretary David Brinkley said the House plan could jeopardize the state’s fiscal bond rating…


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