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Hogan says Maryland needs 'strong medicine' to cure budget woes
Hogan says Maryland needs 'strong medicine' to cure budget woes

Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan on Thursday painted a grim portrait of the financial house he'll inherit next year, saying Maryland needs "strong medicine" to end an era of outsized spending. Hogan, citing the same financial numbers released by legislative analysts last month, decried a $1 billion structural deficit expected for next year and promised not to use the "gimmicks" he said his predecessor employed to balance the budget. "The tough decisions have not been made, and the wrong decisions have been made for far too long," Hogan told reporters in Annapolis. "Let me put it into simple everyday terms: We have drained our checking and...

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