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University System of Maryland

Hogan outlines details for across-the-board agency cuts

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is aiming to reduce spending at state agencies by $118 million this year, with the biggest cuts coming from layoffs at two Baltimore colleges proposed by the University System of Maryland, according to a copy of the plan obtained Saturday by The Baltimore Sun. "The reality of our financial situation requires us to find ways to work together in order to curb long term spending and protect the interests of taxpayers," wrote Hogan's budget secretary, David R. Brinkley, in a letter to General Assembly leaders. The Hogan Administration and the General Assembly agreed this year to reduce spending across all state agencies by 2 percent, or $121 million, to...