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Governor Hogan Urges Legislators to Enact Common-Sense Mandate Reform

March 8th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan Tuesday unveiled new analysis by the Maryland Department of Budget and Management (DBM) that highlights what he calls the detrimental impact of $3.7 billion in proposed new mandated spending from the General Assembly. Based on information from the Department of Legislative Services (DLS) – a branch of the General Assembly – Maryland lawmakers averaged $80 million in newly proposed spending per day over the first half of the 90-day legislative session. Driving this proposed increase in mandated spending are 85 pieces of legislation that have been introduced since the start of the legislative session on January 13. Speaking during a noon press conference Hogan called reducing mandated spending increases  one of the most serious and most important measures before the legislature this year. He said unfortunately there are still far too many lawmakers who don’t view it as a problem- but he plans to force the issue

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