Maryland House approves revised $43.5 billion budget

The House passed a revised version of Gov. Larry Hogan's $43.5 billion state budget.

The House of Delegates passed a revised version of Gov. Larry Hogan's $43.5 billion state budget on a strong bipartisan vote Thursday, sending it to the state Senate.

The vote on the budget bill was 135-6, with only a handful of the most conservative Republicans dissenting. There was no debate.

The House then passed a companion bill, which was needed to balance the budget. In that bill, the House Appropriations Committee denied most of Hogan's proposals to repeal spending mandates that the General Assembly had previously adopted.

The tally on that measure was 111-30, with a majority of Republicans voting no.

The headline of an earlier version had the incorrect amount for the budget. The Sun regrets the error.

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