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Hogan says budget will reduce Maryland government spending

Hogan says budget will reduce Maryland government spending

Gov. Larry Hogan outlined a state budget proposal Tuesday that he said would reduce spending next year without cutting services or increasing taxes.

In a news conference at the State House, the Republican governor outlined broad details of the plan that will be presented to the Democratic-controlled General Assembly on Wednesday.

"We actually spend less than last year's budget while still funding our priorities," he said.

A Hogan spokesman said the governor's proposal would cut spending from the state's $17.1 billion general fund by $20 million. The overall budget, which includes money Maryland receives from the federal government, would come to $43.5...

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