Hogan Proposes $68 Million Cut to This Year’s Maryland Budget

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.

Although there is no sign Maryland will have less money than anticipated this year, Budget Secretary David R. Brinkley said Thursday that the administration is “trying to get ahead of the curve” on a revenue shortfall projected for next year.

The proposed cuts to the $43.5 billion annual budget include reducing aid to some local governments, to colleges and to the juvenile justice system, as well as cutting 30 vacant higher education jobs. Brinkley said agency reductions range from as little as 0.1 percent up to 2.5 percent.


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