Sunday, November 13, 2016

Md. Board Approves $82 Million Cut in State Spending - Vickie Connor and Robbie Greenspan, Southern Maryland

The Maryland Board of Public Works voted unanimously in favor of $82 million in cuts to state spending Wednesday in Annapolis. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic board members Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp agreed on the issue after the Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates predicted last month that revenues for the current fiscal year would be $365 million less than expected. The biggest cuts are expected to take place in the University System of Maryland, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Department of Juvenile Services. The University System of Maryland's budget was reduced by $18.2 million, including $11.5 million from 100 cut positions—41 filled and 60 vacant.

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