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City, counties, advocates pore through budget for impact of cuts
City, counties, advocates pore through budget for impact of cuts

As Gov. Larry Hogan released details of his austerity budget, advocacy groups and local governments pored through the numbers to discover the impact on the people they serve. In some cases, it was worse than they expected. Baltimore's school system, county and municipal governments, and conservation advocates were among those disappointed Friday by the $39 billion spending plan for the 12 months starting July 1. The city's schools would absorb the largest cuts in education aid of any jurisdiction in the state — by percentage and total dollars. Representatives of local governments were dismayed to find that the new Republican governor had not kept his campaign promise...

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