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Hogan Aide Discusses Senate Plan to Increase COVID Assistance by $520 Million

January 29th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Senate leaders this week announced plans to add about $520 million to Governor Larry Hogan’s proposal to help the state recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Democrats are keeping the Republican governor’s proposals in his $1 billion plan over several years. The Senate’s proposed additions would come this year, focusing largely on education, business, health, housing aid transportation and unemployment assistance. It would bring the total amount of the proposal to almost $1.3 billion in the current fiscal year. Keiffer Mitchell, Govenror Hogan's chief legislative officer, discussed the proposal and how it plays out from here…