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Assembly Democrats likely to wrangle over tax cut specifics

Assembly Democrats likely to wrangle over tax cut specifics

There's not much in Gov. Larry Hogan's spending proposals that General Assembly Democrats don't like, but that doesn't mean there won't be wrangling.

Legislative leaders are likely to try to adjust Hogan's plans for who should receive tax breaks. And they want to guarantee that money is spent on their cherished priorities in the future.

The Republican governor's $42.3 billion budget, released last week, spends part of a projected $450 million surplus on public schools, state universities and health programs.

"I don't think there's any real consternation over the budget, as there was last year," said House Speaker Michael. E. Busch, an Anne Arundel County...

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