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Marc Steiner
Despite Hogan promises, critics see 'gimmicks' in his budget
Despite Hogan promises, critics see 'gimmicks' in his budget

During the campaign that took him to the State House, Gov. Larry Hogan frequently railed against former Gov. Martin O'Malley's use of "gimmicks" to balance the budget. But critics say Hogan's spending plan for next year employs some of the same fiscal tricks — moving money from one pot to another to achieve technical balance in the $16.4 billion general fund budget. Hogan had promised not to resort to such transfers, and he went on "The Marc Steiner Show" on Friday to denounce the O'Malley administration for raiding accounts set aside for land preservation and other special purposes. "They drained or stole a billion dollars out of...

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