State Roundup, September 6, 2017

BUDGET CUT VOTE TODAY: The Board of Public Works is scheduled to vote today on $68 million in budget cuts proposed by Gov. Larry Hogan in what is billed as an effortto get ahead of the state’s revenue problems, reports Michael Dresser in the Sun. Hogan, a Republican, will need to win the vote of at least one of the two Democrats on the board, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp. Franchot has been a reliable ally of Hogan’s on fiscal decisions.

  • A proposal by Gov. Larry Hogan to trim the state budget has renewed a debate over ways to tame it. While Hogan has repeatedly called for easing the formulas that are now driving state spending at a rate that is growing faster than revenue, Democratic lawmakers and others have different suggestions, writes Bryan Sears for the Daily Record.

MD ‘DREAMERS’ PROTEST TRUMP ACTION: John Fritze and Lorraine Mirabella of the Sun interview a number of Maryland’s 9,000+ “dreamers” following the Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and whose only home they have ever know is the United States. They also interview U.S. Rep. Andy Harris and a number of business owners on their views on the decision.