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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hogan Proposes $82M In Cuts As Maryland Faces Shortfall

Gov. Larry Hogan will propose about $82 million in cuts and spending transfers to help address a Maryland budget shortfall.

David Brinkley, Hogan’s budget chief, said Friday the cuts will be brought to the Board of Public Works meeting next week. The governor’s budget office estimates the state is facing a shortfall of up to $250 million this fiscal year.

Brinkley says there will be a $20 million cut to Medicare funding, which will be offset by cigarette restitution funds. Another $18 million will be cut from the University System of Maryland, including the abolition of 60 vacant positions and 41 filled positions.

The proposal also shaves $4 million for the Sellinger Program for independent, nonprofit colleges and another $4 million in disparity grants to local governments.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heated sidewalks at governors mansion, correct?? Now 82 million in cuts due to shortfall. We need to take back our counties, cities, state and federal govt. these clowns think it's all for personal agendas. Being in government is/was never intended to be career agendas

Anonymous said...

State governments don't fund Medicare. The Feds are the ONLY funding source for Medicare.

Trump 16 said...

Work for " Welfare".

Anonymous said...

Moses of the local leaders seem to like the governor let's see how they like him when these local government cuts happen

Anonymous said...

$250M could be made up easily from marijuana taxation.

Anonymous said...

Yup. Black caucus said the growers aren't black enough. So it's getting kicked back for another year. Only state that has had this happen in. Hogan is a DEMOCRAT. I will NOT vote for him again.

Anonymous said...

Do away with the state highway administration . They do nothing but ride around all day while contractors are hired to do their work. Would save millions

Anonymous said...

How about taking a good look at the over bloated salaries of these locals working for the state? Most are making more than 50K a year. Really?

Anonymous said...

2:28 BINGO!!

lmclain said...

Here's what "we, the people" should get ready for -- state-wide police "campaigns" for whatever infraction can be found or made up.
Especially as the calendar year comes to a close.
Keep cheering.