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Governor proposing $82 million in cuts

October 29th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Hogan administration will ask the Board of Public Works to approve $82 million in spending reductions to this year's state budget next week, reflecting an expected revenue shortfall. Budget Secretary David R. Brinkley outlined the proposed reductions in a conference call Friday. He presented the action as part of Gov. Larry Hogan's strategy to address an expected budget gap of $175-$225 million. Brinkley echoed many of the points raised by the General Assembly's chief budget analyst, Warren Deschenaux, at a briefing this week. Deschenaux, who in the past has been a target of Hogan administration criticism, had warned lawmakers that the state can't continue to spend more than in it is bringing in.

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