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Hogan and Moore working together on state budgets

December 15th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

He leaves office in just over a month, and on Thursday afternoon, Gov. Larry Hogan offered some budget advice for his successor. In making his final budget recommendations to Gov.-elect Wes Moore, Hogan pointed out the state had a $2 billion surplus and a $3 billion Rainy Day fund – a fund five times as large as it was when he took office eight years ago. With economic uncertainty, Hogan urged caution to Democrats. However, he is recommending expanding spending for – among other things –expanded health care, including mental health care, in rural communities. Hogan said his administration and the new administration have been meeting weekly to craft a budget, which the new governor will submit to lawmakers by Jan. 20, two days after Moore takes office