Maryland Gov. Hogan proposes cutting state spending by $1.45B, cites economic downturn from coronavirus pandemic

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan proposed $1.45 billion in budget cuts across state government Friday, including eliminating employee raises, cutting vacant positions and slashing funding for programs ranging from school security to prosecuting violent crime in Baltimore. Hogan proposed the changes in advance of a meeting Wednesday of the state Board of Public Works, which has the authority to cut the budget. A total of $672 million of the cuts are scheduled for a vote at the meeting, with action on the remaining proposals possible in the future. (Balt Sun)

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