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Hogan Proposes Cuts To This Year’s Maryland Budget

August 31st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan will push for about $68 million in budget cuts next week, a move to rein in spending approved by the General Assembly earlier this year. The Baltimore Sun reports although there is no sign that Maryland will have less money than anticipated,  Budget Secretary David R. Brinkley said Thursday morning the administration is “trying to get ahead of the curve.”  The proposed cuts to the annual $43.5 billion budget include reducing aid to some local school districts, to colleges and to the juvenile justice system, as well as cutting vacant public safety jobs. The full list of trims was not immediately available Thursday morning, but Brinkley said agency reductions range from as little as .1 percent up to 2.5 percent. The reductions will be considered at the Sept. 6 meeting of the Board of Public Works, a three-member panel comprised of Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp.

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